Merman’s latest dramedy in development

Kate Folk, Sharon Horgan and Jason Winer
Photo of Kate Folk by Andrea Lo, Sharon Horgan and Jason Winer

Merman’s latest dramedy Hulu project, a half-hour dramedy is in development with 20th Century.
Set in the world of technology and dating and is based on a New Yorker short story Out There by Kate Folk

Merman’s latest dramedy explores a world where technology has been weaponized to exploit our deepest fears and desires, it will look at intimacy, modern dating and how much we’d be willing to sacrifice for a genuine connection.

Folk is writing in conjunction Sharon Horgan and Modern Family’s Jason Winer.

Carsten Kira and Clelia Mountford are joining the project as Executive Producers for Merman with Jon Radler as Executive Producer for Small Dog Picture Company


Merman is a production and entertainment company working across the US and UK. As well as scripting award-winning TV and film, Merman is globally renowned for creating and executing the next generation of branded entertainment, advertising and premium short form content. Merman’s TV division is run by award-winning duo Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, and under their leadership Merman has won multiple accolades including three BAFTAs and multiple Emmy and RTS nominations.
Merman’s recent TV projects include: Catastrophe for Channel 4/Amazon, Divorcefor HBO, This Way Up for Hulu/Channel 4, There She Goes for BBC4, Women on the Verge for UKTV, Motherland for BBC2, plus many more. Projects currently in development are Shining Vale for Starz, Therapy Dog for Fox, Guru and Dirty for Amazon and Delilah for HBO MAX.

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