HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage Miniseries Temporarily Halts Production
According to Deadline, HBO has announced that filming on their upcoming limited series adaptation of Scenes From a Marriage has been temporarily halted for two weeks due to two crew members testing positive for COVID-19. Safety protocols including deep set cleaning and retesting of all production members have already started following this setback.
Starring Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain along with Sunita Mani (GLOW), HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage is an English-language adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic Swedish series and 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 Chastain are also executive producing along with Levi, Lars Blomgren, Daniel Bergman, Blair Breard, and Media Res’ Michael Ellenberg. Media Res and Endeavor Content will produce.
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.