Magazine article Screen International

?Stephen Frears to Direct Rosamund Pike, Chris O'Dowd in Nick Hornby TV Series 'State of the Union'

Magazine article Screen International

?Stephen Frears to Direct Rosamund Pike, Chris O'Dowd in Nick Hornby TV Series 'State of the Union'

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Short-form comedy series to be produced by See-Saw Films for SundanceTV.

Chris O’Dowd, Rosamund Pike, Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears has been set to direct Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd in State Of The Union, a short-form comedy series to be produced by See-Saw Films for SundanceTV.

Written by Nick Hornby, the series will start shooting this summer in London. Amy Jackson will produce for See-Saw with the company’s head of television Jamie Laurenson, COO of television Hakan Kousetta, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Hornby.

Stephen Frears will serve as executive producer and Kristin Jones, EVP of international programming for AMC and SundanceTV, is the executive in charge for SundanceTV.

Structured in ten episodes of ten minutes each, the series will track how two people who meet before their weekly marital therapy session were drawn together and have started to be pulled apart.

The series was first announced last year, with Roger Michell set to direct. …

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