Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray in an HBO miniseries? We’re in. The first Olive Kitteridge trailer has been released by the network, showcasing what looks like quite an impressive drama. There’s plenty of humour scattered amongst solemn moments in this adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Spanning 25 years, Olive Kitterdige tells the story McDormand’s titular character, a woman whose tough and harsh demeanour covers a troubled heart. It’s through her eyes that we witness the life of a seemingly placid New England town, and the drama that goes on behind closed doors. The two-night miniseries will air on HBO November 2 and 3.
Directed by Lisa Cholodenko’s (The Kids Are All Right) and starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher Jr., Zoe Kazan, Jesse Plemons, and Rachel Brosnahan.
Official synopsis for Olive Kitteridge:
A look at a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive’s relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother’s approach to parenting; and other members of their community.