Here and Now, the new series from Alan Ball, starring Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins, looks to be angling for that Big Little Lies late-winter slot.
Thematically, it might have some similar things happening with Big Little Lies, but Here and Now also looks like it has a little bit of The Leftovers, and a little bit of Ball’s Six Feet Under in its DNA. Here’s a 50-second teaser to whet your appetite:
Here is a synopsis from The Playlist:
Starring the always great Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins, the series follows an ordinary multi-racial family — including a philosophy professor, his lawyer wife, their three adopted children from Somalia, Vietnam and Colombia, and their sole biological child — who are hiding deep secrets beneath a sunny exterior. Things change, however, when one of the children starts seeing things that others cannot. What it all means, well, you’ll just have to watch to find out.
This looks intriguing, but let’s just hope it doesn’t veer off into True Blood territory. At least wait until the third or fourth season to bring in the Bull Lady or whatever.
Here and Now will drop on HBO in February, around the same time Big Little Lies did last year. This is a trend worth supporting. Plus, any time Holly Hunter is on your screen you owe it to yourself to watch.