HBO Max announces limited series SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE to premiere on September 12th

Posted on 2021-08-17

The limited series stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. It was created, written and directed by Hagai Levi.

From Hagai Levi (IN TREATMENT), limited series SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE will debut SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). This modern adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s classic Swedish series stars Oscar Isaac (SHOW ME A HERO) and Jessica Chastain (Academy Award® nominee for “Zero Dark Thirty”) and will air on HBO and on HBO Max. 

A captivating re-examination of the dilemmas probed by the original, the five-episode limited series explores love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage, and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple. Mira (Jessica Chastain) is a confident, ambitious tech executive left unfulfilled by her marriage, and Jonathan (Oscar Isaac) is a cerebral and accommodating philosophy professor desperate to keep their relationship intact. Throughout, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE mines the full complexity of Jonathan and Mira as individuals who ultimately know their marriage isn’t being torn apart by any one event or flaw, resulting in a radically honest series that allows the audience to eavesdrop on private conversations between two people torn between feelings of hate and love.

Episodes include: 

Episode 1 “Innocence and Panic” 

Debut Date: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) 

After a tense day of reflection and disclosure, Mira and her husband Jonathan navigate the consequences of unexpected news.  

Episode 2 “Poli” 

Debut Date: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) 

When Mira returns from a business trip with a crushing revelation, she and Jonathan struggle to process the complicated aftershock. 

Episode 3 “The Vale of Tears” 

Debut Date: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) 

Jonathan and Mira share all that they’ve learned since separating, rekindling old connections at the risk of exacerbating dormant wounds.

Episode 4 “The Illiterates” 

Debut Date: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) 

Jonathan and Mira reconvene, exploring the root of their connection but ultimately finding the source of their animalistic impulses.

Episode 5 “In the Middle of the Night, in a Dark House, Somewhere in the World”

Debut Date: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 (9:00 - 10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Based on a series by Ingmar Bergman; written and directed by Hagai Levi; executive produced by Hagai Levi, Michael Ellenberg, Lars Blomgren, Amy Herzog (who also co-wrote episodes 101 and 105), Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Daniel Bergman, and M. Blair Breard.