Julio Torres Returns to HBO With His New Comedy ‘Little Films’
Don’t worry, Julio Torres is coming back.
Los Espookys, Julio Torres’ comedy series, was canceled after its second season, but HBO has greenlit a new comedy series from him (via Variety).
Little Films, Torres’ latest project, follows him as he narrates a narrative about losing a small golden oyster. “The individuals he meets while looking for it, as well as his reflections along the way, serve as springboards for contemplative, often scary humorous vignettes about outsiders navigating a more corporate and swiftly chaotic New York City.”
“We here at JulioTM are thrilled to be joined by so many friends in weaving these amazing stories shot totally on stages,” Torres added.
Torres announced this project when he inked a two-year first-look agreement with HBO and HBO Max in February.
Lucky, on the other hand, portrays a “trans nonbinary, dog-obsessed misfit who teams up with fellow queers in Brooklyn’s gig economy.”
There has been no indication on whether that show will be produced.
Torres rose to fame as a Saturday Night Live writer after being recruited in 2016. Over the years, he penned several memorable skits and regularly collaborated with cast member Bowen Yang.
They worked together on various skits, including Emma Stone’s lesbian porn spoof “The Actress” and one in which Harry Styles was transformed into a sloppy online bottom.
He also co-created, with Ana Fabrega and Fred Armisen, the wonderful horror/comedy program Los Espookys, which aired for two seasons on HBO Max. The second season, which was much better than the first, was released this year. HBO, on the other hand, canceled the show.
Torres is one of the funniest guys alive, as well as one of our favorite comedians, writers, and performers, so we’ll be tuning in to his new program.
Little Films will begin production in February.