HBO has revealed the full trailer and release date for their limited series Scenes From a Marriage, a modern adaptation Ingmar Bergman’s classic Swedish series stars Oscar Isaac (HBO’s Show Me a Hero) and Jessica Chastain (Academy Award nominee for Zero Dark Thirty and The Help) and will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
From Hagai Levi (HBO’s In Treatment and Our Boys, The Affair), HBO’s five-part limited series first world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in the Primetime section and then will debut Sunday September 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.
A captivating re-examination of the dilemmas probed by the original, the five-episode limited series explores love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage, and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple. Mira (Jessica Chastain) is a confident, ambitious tech executive left unfulfilled by her marriage, and Jonathan (Oscar Isaac) is a cerebral and accommodating philosophy professor desperate to keep their relationship intact. Throughout, Scenes From a Marriage mines the full complexity of Jonathan and Mira as individuals who ultimately know their marriage isn’t being torn apart by any one event or flaw, resulting in a radically honest series that allows the audience to eavesdrop on private conversations between two people torn between feelings of hate and love.
The first episode, titled “Innocence and Panic”, will air on September 12 with new episodes weekly through October 10. The series co-stars Nicole Beharie, Tovah Feldshuh and Corey Stoll.
Here is the full trailer.
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