Project Description

Four jobless, thirty-something housebands, who are married to successful women, struggle to find their way through life, but only find trouble.

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Housebands is about four guys and their complacent attitudes towards life.

These stay at home husbands attempt to live up what most millennial men would consider to be the best living situation ever: being married to a “sugar mama.” Even though each tries to work towards their own ideas of self-fulfillment with infinite time sprawled out before them, they end up simply drifting, lost. When their delicate balance is upset, they work diligently (and comically) to maintain their comfortable status quo.

The guys spend an inordinate amount of time defending themselves and their personal lives from each other to mask their own insecurities. Steve defends his poorly written screenplays, Tom, his obsession with video games, Fred, his low confidence, and Bob must completely cover up his fear of looking weak by berating the others, when in reality he is a good husband and father.

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Episode 1 – “Pilot”

Begin the emasculation.

Read the screenplay


Housebands Series Bible

A visual guide for understanding every aspect of the series.

Read The Series BiblE


Writer’s Commentary

Learn the writer’s thoughts and process for developing the Housebands series and pilot episode.

Coming Soon

Written By Paul Pratt
Based on a story by Paul Pratt and Jeff Roszkowski
Header Image and Logo Created by Paul Pratt
Image Credits: Hanes (Yep, that Hanes. Vintage Outer/ Underwear Ads)