July 19, 2024

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Matt Bomer and Nathan Lane star in a Golden Girls-like comedy series

Matt Bomer and Nathan Lane star in a Golden Girls-like comedy series

James Burroughs will direct the pilot

It’s not “The Golden Girls,” but get ready for a new, much gayer roommate sitcom.

I can exclusively report that Matt Bomer and Nathan Lane are set to star in “Mid-Century Modern,” a multi-camera series for Hulu executive produced by Ryan Murphy and created by “Will & Grace’s” Max Mutchnick and David Kohan.

Sources reveal that Bomer will play the “Rose”-like character played by Betty White in the original “Golden Girls” movie, with Lane reprising the Dorothy (Bea Arthur) role from the group. Lynda Lavigne will play Lynn’s mother, similar to the original Sofia.

The new series will be set in the gay mecca of Palm Springs. James Burroughs is directing the pilot.

Bomer’s recent credits include “Fellow Travelers” and “Maestro.” He works frequently with Murphy, who led him to a Golden Globe win for his work on the AIDS drama “The Normal Heart.” Lane, a veteran of television, film and Broadway who has won three Tony Awards, got plenty of screen time in The Gilded Age and Only Murders in the Building. He’s become an A24 darling with starring roles in “Beau Is Afraid” and “Dicks: The Musical.” The Tony Award-winner Lavigne is best known for her starring role in the sitcom “Alice.”

“The Golden Girls” starred Arthur, White, McClanahan and Getty as four older women living together in Miami. It ran on NBC for seven seasons before ending in 1992. It won eight Emmy Awards, including two for Outstanding Comedy Series. It has long been a favorite in the LGBTQ community due to its homoerotic sensitivity. In fact, the original pilot featured a gay roommate in the house.

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