Star Wars' Oscar Isaac and X-Men's Jessica Chastain feature in first look at new TV drama

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Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

The first teaser trailer has dropped for HBO limited series Scenes From a Marriage and it looks like it's going to be a pretty tough watch.

The cast is lead by Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac and X-Men star Jessica Chastain, who are teaming up after playing a couple in 2015's A Most Violent Year.

In this TV drama, Isaac and Chastain play a couple very much in crisis, and their crumbling relationship that has been carefully hidden behind closed doors is forced to navigate affairs, a divorce and new relationships, all while raising their young daughter.

Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

The trailer sees Isaac's character singing to his young daughter at night, but also shows him kicking a table, after what can be assumed as being another argument with his wife.

The series is based on the critically-acclaimed 1973 TV drama written and directed by Ingmar Bergman – which earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

This new adaptation has been written and directed by Golden Globe winner Hagai Levi, who co-created and produced Showtime's The Affair.

Photo credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images
Photo credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images

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HBO has released an official synopsis for the series: "Scenes From a Marriage re-examines the show's iconic depiction of love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage, and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple."

Elsewhere, Chastain recently debuted the first trailer for her upcoming movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which sees her completely transform into the titular character.

The movie sees her play one half of a real-life couple who fronted a hugely popular Christian television show in America, with Andrew Garfield playing her husband Jim Bakker.

Scenes from a Marriage is due to premiere on HBO in September. There is currently no UK release date.

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