HBO Announces Duplass Brothers’ 1970s Auto-Scam Docuseries, Sets ‘Coastal Elites’ Premiere Date

HBO Announces Duplass Brothers’ 1970s Auto-Scam Docuseries, Sets ‘Coastal Elites’ Premiere Date
The Duplass Brothers and HBO Documentary Films are producing “The Lady and the Dale,” a docuseries that will explore an audacious 1970s auto scam centered around a mysterious entrepreneur.

Per HBO’s synopsis, said mysterious entrepreneur is Elizabeth Carmichael, who rose to prominence when she released a fuel-efficient three-wheeled vehicle during the 1970s gas crisis. As she wins over major carmakers and investors, a web of mystery unfolds regarding the car’s technology and Carmichael’s surprising past. A portrait of an extraordinary entrepreneur’s rise and eventual fall, the series explores a one-of-a-kind story of fraud, family and identity.

“The Lady and the Dale” is expected to air in 2021. The Duplass Brothers will executive-produce alongside Mel Eslyn, Andre Gaines, Allen Bain, Nick Cammilleri, Alana Carithers, and Zackary Drucker.

In other nonfiction news, HBO also announced “Seen & Heard,” a two-part documentary that will explore the history of Black television as
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