Hung—HBO's titillating new comedy about an endowed high school football coach who uses his horse-geezer to his own advantage—has been picked up to series.
The network ordered ten episodes of the show, starring The Punisher star Thomas Jane, but series creators Dmitry Lipkin and Colette Burson want to underscore the fact that the show isn't only about his pavement-scraping flesh pendulum:
The sexual aspect will be a major source for comedy but not the main focus of the series, said Lipkin and Burson, who are already writing Episode 5.
"It has its sexual moments, but the show is very much about what's happening in the country, how people are trying to survive using what God had given them," Lipkin said.
Alexander Payne has committed to staying on as series EP after having directed the pilot—one of the first purchases of the network's new entertainment president Sue Naegle back in April, who couldn't help noting at the time that there was a great deal of heart beneath this universal story of a working-class man and his colossal he-trunk.