James Mitchell will join Highmore as co-writer and executive producer on the project. Homesick comes from Sony Pictures TV and Highmore’s Alfresco Pictures.
What’s Homesick About?
Here’s a quick synopsis of Homesick, via the Deadline article:
“‘Homesick explores the themes of mental health, body image, toxic masculinity, and what it means to defy “normal” expectations of gender. It chronicles the dysfunctional relationship between a self-destructive twenty-something, secretly suffering from an eating disorder, and his mother, a raging narcissist and a total enabler who also happens to be his best friend in the world (for better or worse).”
The narrative will be based on Mitchell’s own experiences. But, will the comedy undersell the potential thematic gold mine available? It’s hard to tell. Some of the best comedies out there balance hefty themes with smart humor. Homesick could indeed be one of them.
Highmore is a talent to be reckoned with in front of the camera. With a transformation that took him from the realm of child-stardom to a formidable talent in shows like Bates Motel and The Good Doctor, it will be interesting to see if his focus on the pen will be as strong as his performances.
Freddie Highmore has written and directed episodes of his other shows, which suggests he will do a solid job in delivering this project with James Mitchell.
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