Scenes From A Marriage

Scenes From A Marriage: the trailer for Jessica Chastain’s highly anticipated new series is here

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Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac star in the lead roles of HBO’s new drama, Scenes From A Marriage, which is being helmed by the co-creator of The Affair. 

Your Honor, Mare Of Easttown and The Nevers are just a handful of HBO dramas that have kept us going through 2021. And with the recent release of the trailer for Succession season three, there’s plenty more entertainment in store. We also have another new series to get excited about: Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac’s new drama, Scenes From A Marriage.  

Taking her talent to the smaller screen, Chastain takes on the lead role in the adaptation of Scenes From A Marriage, which was originally created in Sweden in 1973. Here’s everything we know about the mini-series so far.

What is Scenes From A Marriage about?

Scenes From A Marriage is a modern take on the 1973 Norwegian series written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, which starred Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. The original story followed the disintegration of the marriage between Marianne, a family lawyer specialising in divorce, and Johan, spanning a period of 10 years. 

Last year, Variety reported that the reboot will  “re-examine the show’s depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple”.

The original Scenes From a Marriage
The original Scenes From a Marriage starred Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson.

Who stars in Scenes From A Marriage?

Chastain replaced Michelle Williams in the lead female role. As per Entertainment Weekly, Williams could no longer continue with the project because of schedule conflicts. Isaac, who Chastain starred alongside in A Most Violent Year, plays the lead male role.

Who created the new Scenes From A Marriage?

The HBO adaptation is written, directed, and executive produced by The Affair co-creator Hagai Levi. Chastain also joined Isaac in an executive producing role, alongside Levi, Michael Ellenberg, Lars Blomgren, Bergman’s son Daniel, and Blair Breard.

Watch the trailer for Scenes From A Marriage

Sky has just released the first full trailer for Scenes From A Marriage. We see Chastain and Isaac in the lead roles, with things looking very tense, dramatic and addictive. Although things might look beautiful on the outside, there’s clearly a lot of turmoil that’s about to unravel. 

When will Scenes From A Marriage be out?

While we don’t have a confirmed release date, HBO has confirmed that Scenes From A Marriage will be released later in 2021.

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Hollie Richardson

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