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Skateboarding Comedy 'Betty' Picked Up to Series at HBO

Series is inspired by the 2018 film “Skate Kitchen” from Crystal Moselle

Sundance Film Festival

HBO has given a series order to the skateboarding comedy “Betty” from “Skate Kitchen” director Crystal Moselle and “Love” co-creator Lesley Arfin.

Inspired by Moselle’s critically-acclaimed 2018 Sundance hit “Skate Kitchen,” the six-episode series is set against the backdrop of New York City and follows “a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male oriented world of skateboarding.”

Rachelle Vinberg will reprise her role from the film, starring in the series as Camille, a young skater who “wants to be down with the dudes and has fought hard for the small space she’s carved out with them.” She’ll be joined in the series by a few “Skate Kitchen” co-stars, including Nina Moran as Kirt, Kabrina Adams (aka Moonbear) as Honeybear, Dede Lovelace as Janay and Ajani Russell as Indigo.

Moselle and Arfin are co-writers and executive producers on the project, with Moselle also serving as director.

Igor Srubshchik and Jason Weinberg also executive produce the project from Arfin Material and Untitled Entertainment. Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow & Arrow Entertainment, and Rodrigo Teixeira of RT Features co-executive produce. Izabella Tzenkova of Kotva Films and Lizzie Nastro are producers.

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