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HERE AND HOW, new HBO drama


From Alan Ball, the creator of acclaimed HBO series like Six Feet Under and True Blood, as well as Cinemax’s Banshee, comes a brand new drama called Here and Now.

The series follows a multi-racial adopted family who is suddenly thrown into chaos when one of the kids starts having strange visions. The first trailer introduces the Bishops, headed by Holly Hunter (The Piano, Song to Song, O Brother, Where Art Thou) and Tim Robbins (Mystic River, Dead Man Walking, The Player), who have one birth child and three adopted children of Colombian, Somalian, and Vietnamese descent. Now that all the children are older, the storyline tracks how the family dynamic changes between parents and siblings, including the couple’s lone biological child. To complicate matters, one of the children’s therapist and his family find themselves connected in ways they hadn’t anticipated.


The trailer gives us a few relevant scenes: Ashley, a black woman (Jerrika Hinton), gets patted down by a police officer in a bathroom, an older man walks down the street with a firearm strapped to his back, and Malcolm (Joe Williamson) notes how “the whole country’s a mess right now.”

“So much hatred going around,” Robbins' character says at some point during the clip. “It feels like the world is falling apart.”

The added intrigue is that one of these characters, Daniel Zovatto’s Ramon, starts seeing things the others can’t. “Something is trying to communicate with me,” he tries to explain.

Set in Portland, the show looks like it will split its settings between city life and the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to Robbins and Hunter, the show’s ensemble also includes Peter Macdissi, Sosie Bacon, Andy Bean, and Raymond Lee. Here and Now is executive-produced by Ball, Macdissi, and David Knoller.

The show has been described as a provocative and darkly comic meditation on the disparate forces polarizing present-day American culture. Already Here and Now lives up to being an HBO show with a montage of sex, more sex, waterfalls, and large deer.

Watch the full trailer below and check the internet on February 11.


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Related:   Banshee, True Blood, Six Feet Under, Here and Now



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