‘Scenes from a Marriage’: Premiere Date and Emotional New Trailer Revealed

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Still of Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in Scenes from a Marriage
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Following last month’s reveal of the first teaser trailer for HBO’s upcoming limited series Scenes from a Marriage, the full, official trailer has now been released. Additionally, the premiere date has been confirmed for Sunday, September 12.

Scenes from a Marriage is adapted from Ingmar Bergman’s classic Swedish miniseries and developed, written and directed by Hagai Levi (In TreatmentOur Boys).

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.

Watch the emotional new trailer below.

HBO has also begun to share the synopses for the five-episode limited series, which will premiere on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning September 12.

Episode 1 “Innocence and Panic”

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

Episode 2 “Poli”

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”

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”

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”

Synopsis is forthcoming.

The world premiere of the series will take place at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

Stay tuned for our continued coverage on Scenes from a Marriage, which will air on HBO and be available to stream on HBO Max.

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