We’re not sure whether it’s our middle school-level sense of humor or whether the producers of “I Love Dick” meant to get us to raise our eyebrows over the show’s title … but we suspect it’s the latter.
Either way, Amazon Studios announced today that the new series from Jill Soloway, the creator of the successful Amazon series “Transparent,” will premiere May 12.
The series will also be presented at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 23.
“Adapted from Chris Kraus’ 1997 cult classic, combining feminist art criticism, memoir, and epistolary novel, ‘I Love Dick’ is a bold new series from the team that brought you ‘Transparent,'” Amazon notes in its announcement. “Chris (Kathryn Hahn) is a frustrated New York filmmaker who finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas, where her academic husband, Sylvère (Griffin Dunne), has a writing residency. Amid the dusty silence, art snobs, and tumbleweeds, she meets renowned scholar Dick (Kevin Bacon). An infuriating and beguiling exchange with this enigmatic, macho character unleashes in her a dramatic awakening.”
The series is executive produced by Soloway, Andrea Sperling (“Transparent”), Victor Hsu (“Transparent”) and co-creator Sarah Gubbins (“Ten Aker Wood”).