Before directing films such as Se7en, Gone Girl, and The Social Network, director David Fincher directed music videos like The Rolling Stones, Sting, and Madonna in the 1980’s. He will now direct a new HBO series about the music video industry.
Fincher will direct Living On Video, which is a comedy about the industry in 1983 in Los Angeles. The series will be centered around the main character, Bobby who recently dropped out of college and headed to Hollywood hoping to direct a science fiction epic but only gets a job as a PA at a video production company.
The series will be similar to the structure of Entourage where Bobby gets into contact with directors, publicists, crew members, and record executives of the “then-exploding video industry.”
The development of Living On Video came from Fincher, Rich Wilkes (xXx) and Bob Stevenson, who was a collaborator with Fincher in his early director days. Wilkes and Stevenson are also set to write the series. The casting is still going on but a pilot is already given a thumbs-up by HBO executives.
HBO also picked up Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s tv series about a record label executive living in New York City in the 1970s.
Fincher has still been stepping in the music video directing ring even after winning an Oscar. He recently directed Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” which won a VMA for Best Direction.