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Camping - David Tennant to Star in HBO Comedy



The former Doctor Who star is joining Camping, HBO's eight-episode, straight-to-series comedy from Girls duo Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner and based on the British format of the same name. Jennifer Garner has already signed on to lead the limited series, which will begin production in the spring in Los Angeles.

Written and executive produced by Dunham and Konner, the series revolves around Kathryn, played by Garner in her first TV role since Alias. Tennant will portray Walt, Kathryn's obedient husband and loving father, who is the reliable lynch pin of his male social group — but below all that reality lurks a subtle but growing discontent about what he's just signed up for.

The comedy kicks off on Walt's 45th birthday, which was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife, Kathryn. But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn's meek sister, her holier-than-thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman-on-woman crime that won't soon be forgotten.

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