Netflix Acquires Lena Dunham’s Spy Drama ‘Covers’ in Competitive Bidding War

London, England – Netflix has emerged as the frontrunner in the competitive bidding war for the drama series “Covers”, created by Lena Dunham, the mastermind behind the hit show “Girls”. According to sources, Netflix has acquired the rights to the series, which Dunham will write, direct, and executive produce under her Good Thing Going banner, along with Drew Comins’ Creative Engine Entertainment and Fifth Season.

The deal includes a premium development commitment and involves a 20-week writers room to pen an entire season’s worth of scripts. The staffing process is currently underway, with plans to open the room in the spring.

Inspired by real events, “Covers” explores the idea that university life – the wild parties, late-night studying, and regretful hookups – actually serves as a front for a clandestine world of intelligence officers working undercover for MI6. The series follows young elite students at Oxford University who are leading double lives as spies, navigating the treacherous waters of both boardrooms and bedrooms.

If “Covers” is greenlit for a full series, it will be filmed in London, where Dunham is also preparing her upcoming Netflix romantic comedy series “Too Much” starring Megan Stalter and Will Sharpe.

This isn’t Comins’ first collaboration with Netflix either. He is currently working on a TV adaptation of Adam Silvera’s bestselling novel “They Both Die At the End” with “Bridgerton” creator Chris Van Dusen, executive produced by music superstar Bad Bunny.

Netflix has been actively seeking new projects following the end of the Hollywood strike, and has recently acquired the comedy series “The Four Seasons”, created by and starring Tina Fey.

The collaboration on “Covers” marks the first partnership between Dunham and Comins, who both bring a unique perspective to their projects. Dunham is well-known for her HBO series “Girls”, which she created, executive produced, and starred in, while Comins executive produces Showtime’s drama “Yellowjackets”. The second season of “Yellowjackets” received three Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and production for the third season is set to begin soon.

Additional details about the series and production team have yet to be revealed.

In summary, Netflix has secured the highly sought-after drama series “Covers” from creator Lena Dunham, bringing together a team that includes Good Thing Going, Creative Engine Entertainment, and Fifth Season. Inspired by real events, the series follows secret agents disguised as university students. If the series moves forward, it will be filmed in London. This marks the first collaboration between Dunham and Comins, who have had success with their respective series “Girls” and “Yellowjackets”. Netflix continues to expand its roster of original content following the end of the Hollywood strike.