Scenes From a Marriage Is Just The Latest Show to Focus on Unhappy Couples

screenmixSeptember 13, 2021

Every so often, trends emerge in the entertainment-sphere. For a time, there were a handful of movies about space exploration, with filmmakers sending Matthew McConaugheyMatt Damon, Sandra Bullock and more stars into the great unknown. 

More recently, there was a spate of movies about musicians, including the remake of A Star Is Born, starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Rami Malek‘s stint as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and Taron Egerton‘s stellar role as Elton John a.k.a. the Rocketman

Now, it seems like filmmakers and TV producers are fixated on unhappy marriages and inevitable divorce, with A Most Violent Year‘s Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac reunited in HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 4. Originally made by Swedish writer and director Ingmar Bergman in 1973, the rebooted limited series focuses on the couple as they navigate trials and tribulations.