Issa Rae, Sarah Paulson, and Bette Midler to Star in HBO's 'Coastal Elites,' a Scripted Comedy Set During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We knew it was only a matter of time before Hollywood would draw inspiration from the pandemic.

HBO has announced ‘Coastal Elites,’ a comic satire from playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick (Addams Family Values), and Jay Roach (Bombshell) that’s set during the coronavirus outbreak.

via EW:

The special has “an all-star cast playing characters from New York to Los Angeles coping with politics and the pandemic” and “tells stories of breaking down and breaking through in the summer of 2020 that are funny, searing, poignant and now.”

The cast includes Kaitlyn Dever (Unbelievable), Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Bette Midler (Hello Dolly), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story), and Issa Rae (Insecure).

More about the storyline: “Exploring our current world of deeply divided politics and the universal pursuit of human connection, Coastal Elites features a series of confessionals from five main characters.”

‘Coastal Elites’ will air sometime in September.

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