Ooh, this miniseries looks like it will be mesmerizing. (And I’m going to try to get the book from the library today so I have some idea what I’m talking about.) It will air on HBO on November 2nd and 3rd.
HBO has announced that their miniseries Olive Kitteridge, based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Strout, will premiere on Sunday, November 2nd at 9pm, with the first two parts Sunday and the last two the very next day, Monday, November 3rd. It stars Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher Jr., and more.
HBO has posted a “yearender” video highlighting the best of their 2013 – including adaptations Game of Thrones, Behind the Candelabra, True Blood, and more – as well as some of the first footage from what’s to come in 2014. You’ll see a bit of Game of Thrones season four as well as new series The Leftovers and upcoming miniseries Olive Kitteridge. Enjoy!
- Arrow has added Katrina Law and Nicholas Lea.
- Outlander has cast Aislin McGuckin and Liam Carney.
- Kelly Rutherford will guest star on Bones.
- Crossbones has added Stuart Wilson.
- Hope Davis and Justin Kirk have been cast as recurring guest stars on Wayward Pines.
- Bill Murray has joined Olive Kitteridge.
- Joel Fry will appear in season four of Game of Thrones as Hizdahr zo Loraq.
- Justified has added Michael Rapaport for a major role in season five.
- Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, and Tracy Ifeachor have joined NBC pirate drama Crossbones, based on The Republic of Pirates.
- Downton Abbey alumna Jessica Brown Findlay will star in BBC One’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn.
- Brady Corbet has been cast in the HBO Olive Kitteridge miniseries.
- Beth Riesgraf will guest star on Killer Women.
- Bailey Noble has been promoted to series regular on True Blood.
According to a Deadline exclusive, HBO is planning a miniseries based on 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Olive Kitteridge. Regardless of what Deadline says, though, this book by Elizabeth Strout is in fact not a novel but a collection of interconnected short stories about a small town in Maine. I’ll be curious to see how the adaptation – written by Jane Anderson – handles that: Will it be relatively episodic, or will it focus on a few of the stories, or shaped them into a more cohesive plot? The miniseries will be directed by Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right) and star Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins.