As much as everyone is disappointed with Game of Thrones’ Season 8, it did set a precedent for HBO. No show will probably be able to break its viewership record, except maybe The Witcher. However, HBO is proving that it has a lot up its sleeve other than GOT. Chernobyl, Westworld, His Dark Materials: they are all exceptional shows. And Mark Ruffalo will be starring in the latest addition to the list: I Know This Much Is True. Watch the trailer here:
Mark Ruffalo in ‘I Know This Much is True’
This show is going to be grim, intense and emotional. The limited series depicts the story of two identical twins: Thomas and Dominick. Thomas suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, which he has severe episodes of sometimes. The show will revolve around the brothers as Dominick tries to manage his life and his brother together. Indeed, it will be amazing to see Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo acting as the identical twins. Moreover, it will also help to spread awareness of mental illnesses of different types.
The six-episode limited series will launch on May 10.The cast includes Melissa Leo, Rosie O’ Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Juliette Lewis, and Kathryn Hahn. The show is an adaptation of a best-selling novel by Wally Lamb. Moreover, it will be set in a 20th century America, probably the 90s. But it is still unclear how much the show will follow the novel’s storyline. Mark Ruffalo’s double-role will be the highlight of the show.
HBO delays premiere to May 10:
The show was originally set to premiere on April 27. However, the coronavirus pandemic has caused major reshuffling in HBO’s shows’ timings. The network revealed last week it is postponing The Undoing to Fall 2020. Mark Ruffalo’s I Know This Much is True was bumped forward by 2 weeks to fill its place. It is unclear if there will be more delays in HBO’s shows as the no. of total coronavirus cases reported crosses a million.