BBC Two has acquired UK rights to State Of The Union, a new short-form comedy series written by Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning writer Nick Hornby.
Made by See-Saw Films for SundanceTV, the series stars Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd as Louise and Tom who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session.
With each successive episode the series pieces together how their lives were, what drew them together and what has started to pull them apart. H
Hornby said: “I am delighted that State Of The Union will be shown on the BBC – it’s absolutely the right place for it, and it was hard for us to imagine any other home in the UK.”
Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, added: “I am so delighted to bring this to the BBC Two audience.
“The writing is so fantastic, the performances from Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd are pitch perfect and the direction is the very best in the world. What a treat.”