Taking Sex and the City to Washington, HBO is currently working on a sitcom based on the sex-and-politicians novel The Washingtonienne, by Jessica Cutler. Inspired by Cutler’s weblog, which detailed her relationships and exploits with men in D.C., The Washingtonienne has sold 14,000 units, as tracked by Nielsen BookScan.
The project is being developed by Pretty Matches, Sarah Jessica Parker’s production company, which recently signed on to develop shows for HBO, the Washington Post reported today.
So far, the project has lined up up-and-comer Jason Blum as a co-executive producer and Vanessa Taylor, who worked on the short-lived (and Washington-based) WB series Jack & Bobby, as a screenwriter.
Kirkus Reviews said The Washingtonienne is “about spoiled and lazy people who think they deserve acclaim for how spoiled and lazy they are. The result, ultimately, is a book best read for its depressing portrait of the scrounging, idea-free juveniles who staff Capitol Hill offices.”