Scenes From A Marriage: Oscar Isaac & Michelle Williams to star in new HBO miniseries
According to Variety, Golden Globe Award winners Oscar Isaac and Michelle Williams have signed on for the leading roles in HBO‘s forthcoming English-language limited series adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic Swedish series titled Scenes From a Marriage. This marks Isaac’s first major TV project while this will be Williams’ second miniseries after starring in last year’s acclaimed miniseries Fosse/Verdon which had earned her a Emmy Award and her second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Limited series.
HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage is expected to re-examine the original show’s depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage, and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple. The limited series will be written and directed by The Affair co-creator Hagai Levi. On top of starring, both Isaac and Williams are also set as executive producers along with Levi, Lars Blomgren, Daniel Bergman, Blair Blomgren, and Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg.
The original six-episode series aired in 1973 on Swedish television where it starred Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. Based on Bergman’s own experiences, the series told the story of a disintegration of a marriage between Marianne and Johan.
Isaac gained worldwide recognition for his role as Poe Dameron in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars sequel trilogy. He will next be seen in a number of high-profile projects including Paul Schrader’s revenge thriller The Card Counter and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune remake starring alongside Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, and Josh Brolin.
Williams is best known for her critically-acclaimed roles in films such as Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, Manchester by the Sea, and My Week with Marilyn. She will next be seen in Sony Pictures’ Venom: Let There Be Carnage opposite Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson.
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