HBO has signed a deal with the New Yorkers Times to launch a series of scripted HBO-produced movies that will premiere in the fall.
The new series will air on HBO, but it will be a different HBO show.
“I’m excited to be part of HBO’s first scripted HBO series,” Murphy said in a statement.
“Eddy and I have had a terrific partnership for more than 20 years and it’s only fitting that we should be able to bring a new HBO series to the New Yorker.”
HBO’s new series, titled Eddy, is being co-produced by Murphy, executive producer David Simon and Simon’s producer, Steve Braunstein.
HBO said the series will focus on Murphy’s life, career and his legacy, including his contributions to the movie industry and to New York’s film culture.
The show will be produced by HBO Films, and Murphy will serve as executive producer.
Murphy is best known for his starring role in the 1980s sitcom The Ed Sullivan Show and his recurring role on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
He also served as executive producers on the upcoming HBO comedy series The Blacklist, which starred Ben Affleck.
Murphys HBO series is the first time the show has been co-created by Simon and Braunstein, who previously co-wrote and directed the HBO series The Newsroom.
The New York City native is also an executive producer on the Showtime series The Circus, and he is currently developing a scripted series with HBO.
Murthys latest project, The Circus (which premieres in February), will be the latest installment in the long-running Showtime series about the life of a circus performer.
The series stars Mark Duplass as a circus manager whose career takes him from New York to London to Europe.