HBO PREMIERES NEW MINISERIES “OLIVE KITTERIDGE” – Frances McDormand stars in the original drama, which debuts on Nov. 2nd in the Caribbean, simultaneously with USA
HBO announced the premiere of the new original miniseries Olive Kitteridge, based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The four-part drama tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town. The first two parts will premiere on Sunday, November 2nd at 21:00hrs AST* in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States, followed by parts three and four on Monday, November 3rd.
Like in the novel, this four-part adaptation weaves together several interlocking stories, all linked by Olive, who despite – and sometimes because of – her abrasive manner has significant impact on the lives of those around her. Though many of the characters are filled with complex emotional struggle, the heaviness of miniseries’ themes – depression, adultery, suicide – is underscored by moments of truly unexpected and subtle humor.
Additionally, co-stars include Broadway’s Cory Michael Smith as Kevin Coulson, Olive’s former student; Jesse Plemons as Jerry McCarthy, Henry’s delivery boy; Brady Corbet as Henry Thibodeau, Denise’s husband; Audrey Marie Anderson as Ann, Christopher Kitteridge’s second wife; Patricia Kalember as Joyce, Christopher’s mother-inlaw; and Maryann Urbano as Mrs. Kennison, Jack’s wife.
The behind-the-scenes team includes Golden Globe-nominated composer Carter Burwell, editor Jeffrey M. Werner, A.C.E., Emmy®-nominated director of photography Frederick Elmes, ASC (HBO’s In the Gloaming), production designer Julie Berghoff, costume designer Jenny Eagan and Emmy®-winning casting director Laura Rosenthal, CSA (HBO’s Mildred Pierce).
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