Billy & Billie airs tonight at 8pm on DIRECTV’s Audience Network! Watch Kirsten Moran ask Adam Brody about working with Neil Labute, Kevin Smith, Johnny Depp and Lisa Joyce. Adam talks bedroom scenes, the summer flick “Yoga Hosers,” and even talks about wife Leighton Meester’s show last night in San Francisco! Check it out!
DIRECTV announced today that it has ordered ten episodes of the original drama Billy & Billie from acclaimed screenwriter Neil LaBute (The Shape of Things, In the Company of Men). The series, which is filming in New York, will be written, directed and produced by LaBute exclusively for DIRECTV’s Audience Network. Adam Brody (Some Girl(s), Damsels in Distress) and Lisa Joyce (Ricki and The Flash, A Master Builder) will star in the title roles. The series focuses on two young adults, Billy (Brody) and Billie (Joyce), as they fall in love. They face the usual barrage of attention from their friends and family, and the normal anxieties that come at the beginning of a new relationship, but to complicate things further, the two are stepbrother and sister. Throughout the series, they struggle to fight what others perceive as taboo, but something that feels completely right to them.Billy & Billie follows the step siblings as they deal with the external pressures and try to decide the right thing to do.“We are excited to offer Billy & Billie to our viewers, as this is exactly the type ofprovocative and intriguing programing that they have come to expect from Audience Network,“ said Chris Long, SVP Original Content and Production, DIRECTV. “This is our third collaboration with Neil LaBute. We could not be more thrilled to be working with him again and look forward to additional projects in the future as our relationship continues to mature.”“I feel extremely lucky to be doing my third project with DIRECTV. Bart Peters and Chris Long have been good enough to repeatedly give me a blank canvas to work on in the medium of television, and their trust has resulted in two wonderful experiments in form and content,” said LaBute. “I can’t wait to work on this new series with them as we continue to try and push the boundaries of what American television can and should be.” Billy & Billie will be executive produced by LaBute.