A second helping of See-Saw Films' Emmy-winning shortform series State Of The Union been acquired by BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
Acquired from Endeavor Content, which handles international sales, and once again written by Academy Award-nominated, Bafta-winning and Emmy-winning writer Nick Hornby, and directed by Academy Award-nominated, Bafta and Emmy-winner Stephen Frears, this 10 x 10 series moves stateside and stars Patricia Clarkson as Ellen, Brendan Gleeson as Scott and Esco Jouléy as Jay.
State Of The Union explores the travails of romantic relationships and the human experience. In this season, liberal campaigning Ellen (Clarkson) drags her traditional, self-made husband Scott (Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have 10 minutes before their marriage counselling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts and argue.
Amongst the bickering they also start to deconstruct their 30-year marriage, discuss betrayals from their past, how they’re changing as people, and what the future of their relationship might look like in a changing world.
Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition, BBC, says: “Season Two and another treat for BBC viewers as an impeccable cast bring to life Nick Hornby’s insightful, nuanced and pleasurable dissection of a relationship on the brink.”
State Of The Union is a 10x10’ See-Saw Films production for SundanceTV.