Over six episodes, Torres tells the tale of when he lost a little golden oyster. The people he encounters as he searches for it, and the musings he has along the way, become points of departure for introspective, often eerie comedic stories about outsiders navigating an increasingly corporate and rapidly dysfunctional New York City.
Irony Point, Fruit Tree and 3 Arts Entertainment produce “Little Films.” The series will begin production in February. Along with Torres, executive producers include Dave McCary and Emma Stone for Fruit Tree; Alex Bach and Daniel Powell for Irony Point; and Olivia Gerke for 3 Arts. Ali Herting serves as co-executive producer for Fruit Tree and Charles Miller produces.
Other cast members have yet to be announced.
“We here at Julio™️ are so excited to be joined by many friends in weaving these fantastical stories shot entirely on stages,” Torres said.
“Little Films” was announced to be in development in February of this year, when Torres entered a two-year first look deal with HBO and HBO Max. At the time, he was also announced to be developing “Lucky,” which follows a trans, non-binary, dog-obsessed misfit who joins forces with fellow queers in the world of Brooklyn’s gig economy.
Torres is best known for writing for “Saturday Night Live” from 2016 to 2019 and for co-creating and starring in “Los Espookys,” which ran on HBO for two seasons. As an actor, he has also appeared in Fox’s “The Great North,” Hulu’s “Shrill” and the movie “Together Together.”