Tuesday, 9 April 2019
BBC Two acquires Nick Hornby short-form series State Of The Union, starring Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd
BBC Two has acquired See-Saw Films' short-form comedy series State Of The Union, written by Academy Award-nominated and Bafta-winning writer Nick Hornby.
Acquired from Endeavor Content, the 10x10’ minute episodes star Academy Award and Bafta-nominated Rosamund Pike and Bafta-nominated Chris O'Dowd and directed by Academy Award-nominated, Bafta and Emmy-winner Stephen Frears.
State Of The Union follows Louise and Tom (Pike and O’Dowd) who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session. With each successive episode we piece together how their lives were, what drew them together and what has started to pull them apart. Hornby explores the complexities of marriage with his inimitable honesty and humour.
Nick Hornby says: “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, says: “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.”
Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC, says: “Wonderfully well-written, directed and performed, State Of The Union is funny, poignant, insightful, engaging and unique. Each 10-minute episode is a polished gem."