Scenes From A Marriage: Jessica Chastain’s new series is a must-see for fans of The Affair

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Jessica Chastain stars in the lead role of HBO’s upcoming remake of Scenes From A Marriage, which is being helmed by the co-creator of The Affair. 

The Undoing, Euphoria and Industry were just a handful of HBO dramas that kept us going through 2020. Our entertainment prayers have been answered once more with the trailer release of all the new HBO series that are set for release in 2021, including the third season of hit show Succession and Kate Winslet’s Mare Of Easttown

The trailer also shows a first look at Jessica Chastain’s new drama, Scenes From A Marriage, which we’re particularly excited about checking out. 

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. Oscar Isaac, who Chastain starred alongside in A Most Violent Year, plays the lead male role.

Who is creating 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

HBO has just released its trailer for the shows coming to Sky Atlantic and Now TV in 2021, including Scenes From A Marriage. We see Chastain and Isaac in the lead roles, with things looking very tense, dramatic and addictive.

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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