Nick Hornby’s short-form comedy series State Of The Union will receive its UK premiere on BBC Two on Sunday September 8th at 10pm with a double-bill, it has been announced. The complete series will be available as a box-set on the iPlayer on the same day, following the linear broadcast of the first two episodes.
State Of The Union follows Louise (Rosamund Pike) and Tom (Chris 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. Each of the ten episodes runs ten minutes. The series is being produced by See-Saw Films and directed by Stephen Frears.
BBC Two acquired the series back in April in a deal with international distributor Endeavor Content. “Wonderfully well-written, directed and performed, State Of The Union is funny, poignant, insightful, engaging and unique”, said the BBC’s Head of Programme Acquisition Sue Deeks, who brokered the deal with Endeavor Content. “Each 10-minute episode is a polished gem.”
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.