HBO has reportedly issued a series order for filmmaker David Fincher's new TV series Video Synchronicity, although the network declined to comment. While David Fincher currently serves as an executive producer on Netflix's House of Cards, Video Synchronicity will mark the first series that he has co-created. The filmmaker is also set to direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer and showrunner.
The series is set in 1983, centering on a young artist named Robby (Charlie Rowe), who drops out of college and moves to Hollywood to pursue his dream to become a filmmaker and sell a massive sci-fi epic. He ends up landing a job as a production assistant at a company that makes music videos. Charlie Rowe replaced Tyler Ross as the lead in the comedy, which has already shot the first two episodes, instead of just the traditional pilot.
The supporting cast is said to include Sam Page, Jason Flemyng, Kerry Condon, Elizabeth Lail, Corbin Bernsen and Paz Vega. David Fincher co-created the series with Bob Stephenson and Rich Wilkes, based on his own original idea. Michael Lehmann and Marcos Siega are also serving as executive producers. David Fincher is quite familiar with the music video world himself, winning two Grammy Awards for Best Music Video for his work on The Rolling Stones' "Love Is Strong" and Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z's "Suit & Tie."