|Scenes from a Marriage|
|Based on|| Scenes from a Marriage |
by Ingmar Bergman
|Developed by||Hagai Levi|
|Directed by||Hagai Levi|
|Music by||Evgueni and Sacha Galperine|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||2|
|Running time||56–63 minutes|
|Original release||September 12, 2021 –|
Scenes from a Marriage is an American drama television miniseries developed, written and directed by Hagai Levi produced for HBO and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. It is an English-language remake of the 1973 Swedish miniseries of the same name by Ingmar Bergman. It was presented at the 2021 Venice Film Festival and it premiered on September 12, 2021 on HBO.
An adaptation of the 1970s Swedish miniseries focusing on contemporary American couples.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Teleplay by||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Innocence and Panic"||Hagai Levi||Hagai Levi and Amy Herzog||September 12, 2021||0.224|
|2||"Poli"||Hagai Levi||Hagai Levi||September 19, 2021||TBD|
|3||"The Vale of Tears"||Hagai Levi||Hagai Levi||September 26, 2021||TBD|
|4||"The Illiterates"||Hagai Levi||Hagai Levi||October 3, 2021||TBD|
|5||"In the Middle of the Night, in a Dark House, Somewhere in the World"||Hagai Levi||Hagai Levi and Amy Herzog||October 10, 2021||TBD|
It was announced in July 2020 that HBO had given the miniseries a greenlight, with Hagai Levi writing and directing and Oscar Isaac and Michelle Williams serving as executive producers.
Upon the miniseries order announcement, Isaac and Williams were also cast to star.Williams would be forced to exit her starring role in October due to a scheduling conflict, but would remain as an executive producer. She was replaced with Jessica Chastain. In November 2020, Sunita Mani was cast in a supporting role. Nicole Beharie, Corey Stoll and Tovah Feldshuh would join in supporting roles in January 2021.
Filming began in New York City in October 2020,and was halted for two weeks in November after two production staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
The five-episode limited series is set for its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in the out of competition category.The limited series premiered on September 12, 2021 on HBO.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 86% approval rating with an average rating of 7.50/10, based on 29 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Though Scenes from a Marriage's straightforward approach at times struggles to justify its existence, Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac's crackling chemistry and impressive performances are a sight to behold." Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 70 out of 100 based on 19 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
|No.||Title||Air date|| Rating |
|1||"Innocence and Panic"||September 12, 2021||0.03||0.224||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada is a Guatemalan-born American actor. He starred in the tragicomedy Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, the crime drama A Most Violent Year (2014), and the science fiction thriller Ex Machina (2014).
Jessica Michelle Chastain is an American actress and producer. Known for her roles in films with feminist themes, she is the recipient of various accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and two British Academy Film Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012.
Jake Lacy is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Pete Miller on the ninth and final season of The Office and as a co-lead as Casey Marion Davenport on the ABC sitcom Better with You (2010–11). He starred with Jenny Slate in the 2014 film Obvious Child and opposite Rooney Mara in Carol (2015). He played Olivia Wilde's character's love interest in Love the Coopers in 2015, and has also starred as Nick Beverly on the Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here (2017–18). In 2021, he had a main role on the HBO satire comedy miniseries The White Lotus.
The Night Of is a 2016 American eight-part crime drama television miniseries based on the first season of Criminal Justice, a 2008 British series. The miniseries was written by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian, and directed by Zaillian and James Marsh. Broadcast on HBO, The Night Of premiered on July 10, 2016 to critical acclaim. The first episode premiered on June 24, 2016, via HBO's on-demand services. The Night Of received 13 Emmy nominations, winning five, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series for Riz Ahmed.
Big Little Lies is an American drama television series based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. Created and written by David E. Kelley, it premiered on HBO on February 19, 2017, and concluded on July 21, 2019, encompassing 14 episodes and two seasons. Originally billed as miniseries, the series had its first seven episodes directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, while the duty was handled by Andrea Arnold in the second season of episodes.
Jessica Chastain is an American actress and producer. She has often starred in dramatic roles on each films and on stage. As a final-year student at the Juilliard School, she was signed on for a talent holding deal by the television producer John Wells. From 2004 to 2010, she had guest roles in each television series, including ER, Veronica Mars, and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Chastain appeared in stage productions with Michelle Williams for The Cherry Orchard and with Al Pacino for Salome. In 2008, Chastain made her film debut as the title character in the drama film Jolene. In 2009, she had a minor role in a critically panned mystery film Stolen. In 2010, she played the younger version of Helen Mirren's character in the thriller film The Debt.
Sophia Lillis, is an American actress. She is known for her role as Beverly Marsh in the horror films It (2017) and It: Chapter Two (2019) and for her starring role as a girl with telekinetic abilities in the Netflix drama series I Am Not Okay with This (2020). Lillis has also appeared in the HBO psychological thriller miniseries Sharp Objects (2018), in which she portrayed the younger version of Amy Adams' character in flashbacks.
The Undoing is a 2020 American mystery psychological thriller television miniseries based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. It was written and produced by David E. Kelley and directed by Susanne Bier. The miniseries stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant and premiered on HBO on October 25, 2020.
The Flight Attendant is an American black comedy mystery thriller streaming television series developed by Steve Yockey based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Chris Bohjalian. It stars Kaley Cuoco in the title role and premiered on HBO Max on November 26, 2020. In December 2020, the series was renewed for a second season. The second season is scheduled to premiere in the spring of 2022.
Station Eleven is an upcoming science fiction miniseries based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Emily St. John Mandel that is set to premiere on HBO Max.
Nine Perfect Strangers is an American drama streaming television miniseries based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. Created by David E. Kelley who also developed the series alongside John-Henry Butterworth, the series premiered on August 18, 2021, on Hulu.
Love Life is an American romantic comedy anthology streaming television series created by Sam Boyd that premiered on the HBO Max streaming service for its launch on May 27, 2020. In June 2020, the series was renewed for a second season which is set to premiere on October 28, 2021.
And Just Like That... is an upcoming American comedy-drama television series. It is a 10-part revival of Sex and the City and is set to premiere on HBO Max in the fall of 2021.
The Shrink Next Door is an upcoming American dark comedy miniseries based on the podcast of the same title by Joe Nocera for Apple TV+. The miniseries is scheduled to premiere on Apple TV+ on November 12, 2021.
The currently untitled Los Angeles Lakers project is an upcoming American sports drama television limited series developed by Adam McKay, Jim Hecht and Max Borenstein, based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman.
The Staircase is an upcoming American crime drama streaming television miniseries created and written by Antonio Campos and Maggie Cohn, based on the 2004 true crime docuseries of the same name created by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. The series stars Colin Firth as Michael Peterson, the man at the centre of the mystery who was convicted of killing his wife Kathleen Peterson, played by Toni Collette, who was found dead at the bottom of the staircase in their home. The series is set to premiere on HBO Max.
Minx is an upcoming American comedy streaming television series created and written by Ellen Rapoport and starring Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson set to premiere on HBO Max.
The White House Plumbers is an upcoming American political drama television miniseries created and written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck and directed by David Mandel, based on the 2007 novel Integrity by Egil Krogh and Matthew Krogh. The series stars Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux, Domhnall Gleeson, and Lena Headey and is set to premiere on HBO.