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HBO Releases First Look of Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in ‘Scenes From a Marriage’ (TV News Roundup)

Scenes from a Marriage
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HBO released a trailer for its upcoming limited series “Scenes from a Marriage.”

Adapted from Ingmar Bergman’s miniseries, “Scenes from a Marriage” will hit HBO and HBO Max in September. Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain star as a contemporary American couple in the show’s examination of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce. Chastain, Isaac, Hagai Levi, Amy Herzog, Michael Ellenberg, Lars Blomgren, Daniel Bergman and Blair Breard serve as executive producers. Watch the trailer below.

Also in today’s TV news roundup:


“The Hunt for a Killer” will be available in North America, as a full season binge, on Sundance Now and AMC Plus, starting Aug. 12. Directed by Mikael Marcimain, the six-episode Swedish series is based on the true story of detectives Pelle Åkesson (Anders Beckman) and Monica Olhed (Lotten Roos) as they track down the killer of 10-year-old Helén Nilsson. A Yellow Bird Sweden AB, Sveriges Television AB and Film i Skåne AB production, “The Hunt for a Killer” is written by Lotta Erikson and Helene Lindholm. Banijay Rights distributes the series internationally.

NBC has set a special premiere for “Family Game Fight,” now airing Aug. 8 at 10:30 p.m. following the Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony. Hosted by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, the new competition series will then regularly air on Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. It pits the couple against one another as they join two separate families of four who compete for $100,000 in a series of larger-than-life games. It is executive produced by Bell, Shepard, Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner, Derek Westervelt, Noah Bonnett, Dan Norris, Joel Van Rysselberghe, Jeff Kleeman, Mike Darnell and Brooke Karzen.


The original quarantine couples are back. “Love Is Blind: After the Altar,” and three-episode special followup to “Love Is Blind,” will premiere July 28 on Netflix. “Love is Blind: After the Alter” brings back Season 1 fan favorites as they prepare for a two-year anniversary party for the Hamiltons and the Barnetts, the two couples to successfully make it down the aisle during the “Love Is Blind” experiment. Chris Coelen, Ally Simpson, Eric Detwiler, Brent Gauches and Heather Crowe serve as executive producers. Watch a teaser below.

Epix released a trailer for “Chapelwaite,” which premieres Aug. 22 at 10 p.m. The 10-episode series stars Adrien Brody and Emily Hampshire and is based on Stephen King’s short story, “Jerusalem’s Lot.” Set in a small, sleepy town in 1850s Maine, Captain Charles Boone (Brody) moves his three children to his ancestral home after his wife dies at sea. There he will have to confront his family’s generational secrets. Meanwhile, Rebecca Morgan (Hampshire) inserts herself into the Boone family as its governess in order to write about them. As she works on a story for the new, prestigious Atlantic Magazine, Rebecca will unravel a mystery that has plagued her own family for years. “Chapelwaite” is executive produced by Brody, Donald DeLine, Jason Filardi, Peter Filardi and Burr Steers. Watch the trailer below.

Apple TV Plus released a trailer for “Mr. Corman,” a new comedy series created and directed by show star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The first two episodes of “Mr. Corman” will premiere on Aug. 6, with each episode thereafter releasing weekly on Friday. The series follows Josh Corman (Gordon-Levitt), a failed musician who teaches the fifth grade at a San Fernando Valley public school and struggling through bouts of anxiety and loneliness, manifesting, as seen in the trailer, as a burning ball of fire hurtling toward Earth. The cast also includes Debra Winger, Bobby Hall (known as the rapper Logic), Alexander Jo, Jamie Chung, Shannon Woodward and Hector Hernandez. Gordon-Levitt executive produces alongside Bruce Eric Kaplan, Ravi Nandan and Inman Young. Pamela Harvey White serves as producer. Watch the trailer below.

FX released the trailer for “American Horror Stories,” out July 15 with its first two episodes on FX on Hulu. Instead of presenting one season-long story arc, this “American Horror Story” iteration will feature a different horror story in each episode. It is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, John J. Gray and Manny Coto. Watch below.


Ashlee Brian and Devike Parikh have joined the cast of OWN’s “The Kings of Napa” as series regulars, and Curtis Hamilton, Heather Simms, Samantha Walkes and Isiah Whitlock Jr. will play recurring roles. Ebonee Noel, Rance Nix, Karen LeBlanc, and Yaani King Mondschein were previously announced as series regulars. From showrunner and writer Janine Sherman Barrois and Warner Bros. Television, the series follwows the wealthy Napa Valley King family as three children fight for control of their father’s wine business. Matthew A. Cherry will direct the first two episodes, and Barrois, Michelle Listenbee Brown and Oprah Winfrey serve as executive producers.


BET Digital announced a new partnership with Kin, a digital media and entertainment company that creates content for women ages 25 to 40. The partnership coincides with the launch of a new original series, “Celebrity Stash,” out July 9 on BET Her’s YouTube channel. In each episode a celebrity guest will invite fans into their home to help decide which treasures to keep — from Swarovski crystal baby shoes to multicolored motorcycles —  and which to donate. Through Aug. 27, audiences will be invited into the homes of LeToya Luckett, Amara La Negra, Safaree, Young M.A., Bow Wow, Eva Marcille, Yandy Smith-Harris and B Simone. “Celebrity Stash” is produced by Shani Black and Gabrielle Jones, with Amber Mike serving as producer.


Cozi TV has acquired the rights to the 1990s NBC hit “3rd Rock From the Sun” from Carsey-Werner Television. The series, which starred John Lithgow, Jane Curtin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kirstin Johnson and French Stewart as aliens from another planet who settle in Ohio, ran on NBC for five seasons from 1996 to 2001. “3rd Rock” reruns will bow July 19 on Cozi, the vintage TV channel that reaches 90% of U.S. TV households. The series will debut with a 10-hour marathon of all 20 episodes of “3rd Rock’s” first season.


Wanda Sykes will continue guest hosting “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which will have on Nick Kroll, Chiney Ogwumike, and Macy Gray and the California Jet Club.