Camping (U.S. TV series)

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Camping
CampingTitleScreen.png
Genre Comedy
Created by
Based on Camping
by Julia Davis
Starring
Composer(s) Ben Lee
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 1 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Travon Free
  • Regina Heyman
Cinematography Quyen Tran
Editor(s) Paul Zucker
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Hush Ho
  • Baby Cow Productions
  • I Am Jenni Konner Productions
  • Good Thing Going
Release
Original network HBO
Original release October 14, 2018 (2018-10-14) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Camping is an American comedy television series, based on the British series Camping created by Julia Davis, that premiered on October 14, 2018, on HBO. The series and was created by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner and stars a cast including Jennifer Garner and David Tennant.

Premise[edit]

Camping follows "Walt, whose 45th birthday was supposed to be a delightful weekend back to nature, at least according to his obsessively organized and aggressively controlling wife Kathryn. But when the camping trip gathers Kathryn’s meek sister, holier than thou ex-best friend and a free-spirited tagalong in one place, it becomes a weekend of tested marriages and woman on woman crime that won’t soon be forgotten. Plus, bears."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest[edit]

  • Yimmy Yim as Nan
  • Cheyenne Haynes as Sol

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Jenni KonnerLena Dunham & Jenni KonnerOctober 14, 2018 (2018-10-14)0.544[2]
2"Going to Town"[3]Jenni KonnerLena Dunham & Jenni KonnerOctober 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)TBD
3"Fishing Trip"[4]John RiggiJohn RiggiOctober 28, 2018 (2018-10-28)TBD
4"Up All Night"[5]Wendey StanzlerPaula PellNovember 4, 2018 (2018-11-04)TBD
5"Just Plain Mad"[6]Jude WengTravon Free & Lena DunhamNovember 11, 2018 (2018-11-11)TBD
6"Carleen?!"[7]Wendey StanzlerLena DunhamNovember 18, 2018 (2018-11-18)TBD
7"Birthday Party (Part 1)"[8]Jude WengLena Dunham & Jenni KonnerNovember 25, 2018 (2018-11-25)TBD
8"Birthday Party (Part 2)"[9]Jason BenjaminLena Dunham & Jenni KonnerDecember 2, 2018 (2018-12-02)TBD

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On February 8, 2018, it was announced that HBO had given the production a series order consisting of eight half-hour episodes. Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner had been developing the series with HBO for some time prior to the announcement and finally received a green light following Jennifer Garner's commitment to star. The series is based on the British series Camping created by Julia Davis. The series was expected to be written by Dunham and Konner who would also executive produce alongside Julia Davis, Christine Langan, and Ilene S. Landress. Production companies involved in the series were slated to include A Casual Romance, Hush Ho, and Baby Cow Productions.[1][10][11][12][13]

On March 19, 2018, it was reported that Tom Lassally had joined the series as an executive producer for 3 Arts Entertainment.[14] On July 25, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on October 14, 2018.[15]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Jennifer Garner had been cast in the series' lead role.[1] On March 16, 2018, it was announced that David Tennant had joined the main cast in the lead male role.[16] A few days later, it was reported that Janicza Bravo, Arturo Del Puerto, Brett Gelman, and Juliette Lewis had been cast as series regulars and that Bridget Everett was joining the series in a recurring capacity.[14][17][18][19] That same month, Ione Skye also joined the main cast.[20] On May 16, 2018, it was reported that Busy Philipps and Nicole Richie had joined the cast of the series in undisclosed capacity.[21]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography was expected to begin in the spring of 2018 in Los Angeles.[1]

Release[edit]

On July 25, 2018, the series held a panel at the Television Critics Association's annual summer press tour featuring executive producer Jenni Konner and cast member Jennifer Garner.[15] The following day, a teaser trailer for the series was released.[22]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

The series has been met with a mixed to negative response from critics upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an 28% approval rating, with an average rating of 5.1 out of 10 based on 32 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "The first season of Camping makes it difficult to determine who the least happy campers are: those on the screen or those watching it."[23] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 49 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[24]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" October 14, 2018 0.1 0.544[2] TBD TBD TBD TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (February 8, 2018). "Jennifer Garner To Topline HBO Comedy Series 'Camping' From Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner Based On British Format". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (October 16, 2018). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.14.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Camping 02: Episode 2: Going to Town". HBO. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Camping 03: Episode 3: Fishing Trip". HBO. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Camping 04: Episode 4: Up All Night". HBO. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Camping 05: Episode 5: Just Plain Mad". HBO. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "Camping 06: Episode 6: Carleen?!". HBO. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Camping 07: Episode 7: Birthday Party (Part 1)". HBO. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "Camping 08: Episode 8: Birthday Party (Part 2)". HBO. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Roots, Kimberly (February 8, 2018). "Jennifer Garner to Make TV Return in HBO Comedy Camping, From Girls EPs Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner". TVLine. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  11. ^ Holloway, Daniel (February 8, 2018). "Lena Dunham Lands New HBO Show With Jennifer Garner Set to Star". Variety. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  12. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 8, 2018). "Jennifer Garner to Star in HBO Comedy From 'Girls' Duo Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  13. ^ Hibberd, James (February 8, 2018). "Jennifer Garner to star in a new Lena Dunham HBO comedy". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 19, 2018). "'Camping': Janicza Bravo, Arturo Del Puerto, Brett Gelman Cast As Regulars In HBO Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  15. ^ a b Littleton, Cynthia (July 25, 2018). "Jennifer Garner Tackles the Great Outdoors With Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner in HBO's 'Camping'". Variety. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (March 16, 2018). "'Camping': David Tennant To Star In HBO Comedy Series From Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  17. ^ Holloway, Daniel (March 19, 2018). "Lena Dunham's 'Camping' Adds Janicza Bravo, Arturo Del Puerto, Brett Gelman to Cast". Variety. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  18. ^ Petski, Denise (March 19, 2018). "'Camping': Juliette Lewis Joins HBO Comedy Series From Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  19. ^ Ausiello, Michael (March 19, 2018). "Camping: Juliette Lewis Joins HBO Comedy From Lena Dunham". TVLine. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise (March 20, 2018). "'Camping': Ione Skye Joins HBO Comedy Series From Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  21. ^ Gelman, Vlada (May 16, 2018). "TVLine Items: Elisabeth Shue Joins Amazon's Boys, Kimmy Trailer and More". TVLine. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  22. ^ Petski, Denise (July 26, 2018). "'Camping' Trailer: First Look At Jennifer Garner In HBO Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  23. ^ "Camping: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  24. ^ "Camping: Season 1". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 16, 2018.

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