HBO has given a series order to limited series Scenes from a Marriage, it was announced on Thursday.
The series will be based on the acclaimed and influential Ingmar Bergman miniseries of the same name. Originally aired on Swedish television in 1973, the six-episode Scenes from a Marriage was condensed into a theatrical version for American cinemas, opening in 1974. The film, then ineligible for the Best Foreign Film Academy Award, landed a Golden Globe win and several other accolades along the way. PBS eventually aired the series in March and April 1977.
The HBO adaptation will be scripted by Hagai Levi (The Affair, In Treatment) and re-examine the show’s iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple played by Michelle Williams and Oscar Isaac. There’s no character descriptions made available as of yet, but the original series followed the dissolution of the marriage between divorce attorney Marianne and long-suffering husband Johan, whose affair ended their union.
Scenes from a Marriage isn’t the first time HBO will base a series around a marriage decaying. Sarah Jessica Parker returned to the television in 2016 with Divorce, a modestly received dramedy that followed the long, difficult process of legally and emotionally untangling oneself from a longtime partner.
It joins an increasingly stout lineup of upcoming limited series, including
You can check out a trailer for the original series below.