Scenes from a Marriage (American miniseries)

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Scenes from a Marriage
Scenes from a Marriage title.png
GenreDrama
Based onScenes from a Marriage
by Ingmar Bergman
Developed byHagai Levi
Written by
Directed byHagai Levi
Starring
Music byEvgueni and Sacha Galperine
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes5
Production
Executive producers
  • Hagai Levi
  • Michael Ellenberg
  • Oscar Isaac
  • Jessica Chastain
  • Lars Blomgren
  • Amy Herzog
  • M. Blair Breard
  • Daniel Bergman
ProducerCarver Karaszewski
CinematographyAndrij Parekh
EditorYael Hersonski
Running time56–63 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkHBO
Original releaseSeptember 12 (2021-09-12) –
October 10, 2021 (2021-10-10)

Scenes from a Marriage is an American drama television miniseries developed, written and directed by Hagai Levi produced for HBO and starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain. It is an English-language remake of the 1973 Swedish miniseries of the same name by Ingmar Bergman. It was presented at the 2021 Venice Film Festival and it premiered on September 12, 2021 on HBO.[1]

Premise

An adaptation of the 1970s Swedish miniseries focusing on contemporary American couples.[2]

Cast

Starring

Co-starring

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byTeleplay byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Innocence and Panic"Hagai LeviHagai Levi and Amy HerzogSeptember 12, 2021 (2021-09-12)0.224[3]
2"Poli"Hagai LeviHagai LeviSeptember 19, 2021 (2021-09-19)0.133[4]
3"The Vale of Tears"Hagai LeviHagai LeviSeptember 26, 2021 (2021-09-26)0.165[5]
4"The Illiterates"Hagai LeviHagai LeviOctober 3, 2021 (2021-10-03)0.146[6]
5"In the Middle of the Night, in a Dark House, Somewhere in the World"Hagai LeviHagai Levi and Amy HerzogOctober 10, 2021 (2021-10-10)0.154[7]

Production

It was announced in July 2020 that HBO had given the miniseries a greenlight, with Hagai Levi writing and directing and Oscar Isaac and Michelle Williams serving as executive producers.[8] Upon the miniseries order announcement, Isaac and Williams were also cast to star.[8] Williams would be forced to exit her starring role in October due to a scheduling conflict, but would remain as an executive producer. She was replaced with Jessica Chastain.[9][10] In November 2020, Sunita Mani was cast in a supporting role.[11] Nicole Beharie, Corey Stoll and Tovah Feldshuh would join in supporting roles in January 2021.[12]

Filming began in New York City in October 2020,[9] and was halted for two weeks in November after two production staff members tested positive for COVID-19.[13]

Release

The five-episode limited series had its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in the out of competition category.[14] The limited series premiered on September 12, 2021 on HBO.[1]

Reception

Critical response

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 81% approval rating with an average rating of 7.50/10, based on 48 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Though Scenes from a Marriage's straightforward approach at times struggles to justify its existence, Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac's crackling chemistry and impressive performances are a sight to behold."[15] Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 70 out of 100 based on 24 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[16]

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per episode of Scenes from a Marriage
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "Innocence and Panic" September 12, 2021 0.03 0.224[3] TBD TBD TBD TBD
2 "Poli" September 19, 2021 0.03 0.133[4] TBD TBD TBD TBD
3 "The Vale of Tears" September 26, 2021 0.03 0.165[5] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "The Illiterates" October 3, 2021 0.02 0.146[6] TBD TBD TBD TBD
5 "In the Middle of the Night, in a Dark House, Somewhere in the World" October 10, 2021 0.02 0.154[7] TBD TBD TBD TBD

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2022
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Film Oscar Isaac Nominated [17]
Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Film Jessica Chastain Nominated
Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Best Music Supervision for a Trailer Gregory Sweeney Nominated [18]
Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards Best Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series Scenes from a Marriage Pending [19]
Best Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series Oscar Isaac Pending
Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series Jessica Chastain Pending
Best Directing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series Hagai Levi (for "The Illiterates") Pending
Best Writing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Limited or Anthology Series Pending
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie Oscar Isaac Pending [20]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Nominated [21]

References

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  3. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (September 14, 2021). "ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 9.12.2021 Updated". Showbuzz Daily. Archived from the original on October 17, 2021. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
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  8. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (July 9, 2020). "Michelle Williams & Oscar Isaac To Star In HBO Limited Series 'Scenes From A Marriage' From Hagai Levi & Media Res". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 27, 2021. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  9. ^ a b Fleming, Mike Jr. (October 23, 2020). "Jessica Chastain Re-Teams With Oscar Isaac In HBO Series 'Scenes From A Marriage' After Michelle Williams Exit". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 10, 2021. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
  10. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (October 29, 2020). "Anton Launches Jessica Chastain-Anne Hathaway Thriller 'Mothers' Instinct' About Rival 1960's Housewives — AFM Hot Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 18, 2021. Retrieved November 4, 2020.
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  12. ^ Petski, Denise (January 27, 2021). "'Scenes From A Marriage': Nicole Beharie, Corey Stoll & Tovah Feldshuh Join HBO Limited Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 28, 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  13. ^ White, Peter (November 30, 2020). "'Scenes From A Marriage': Production Halted On HBO Drama Starring Jessica Chastain & Oscar Isaac Due To Covid-19". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on June 3, 2021. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  14. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (July 26, 2021). "Venice Film Festival: Pics From Schrader, Sorrentino, Larrain, Gyllenhaal, Campion, Scott & More To Light Up Lido As Studios, Netflix & (Hopefully) Stars Return – Full List". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 13, 2021. Retrieved July 27, 2021.
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  16. ^ "Scenes from a Marriage: Season 1". Metacritic. Red Ventures. Retrieved September 13, 2021.
  17. ^ "Scenes from a Marriage – Golden Globes". HFPA. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
  18. ^ Tangcay, Jazz (February 10, 2022). "'Eyes of Tammy Faye,' 'Encanto,' 'Being the Ricardos' Among Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Nominees". Variety. Retrieved February 10, 2022.
  19. ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice (July 7, 2022). "'This Is Us,' 'Succession,' 'Severance' Lead 2022 HCA TV Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 8, 2022.
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  21. ^ Moreau, Jordan (January 12, 2022). "2022 SAG Awards 2022: The Complete Nominations List". Variety. Archived from the original on January 12, 2022. Retrieved January 12, 2022.

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