Here and Now – SERIES PREMIERE
Created by Oscar® and Emmy® winner Alan Ball, this new HBO drama series focuses on a contemporary multiracial family – a philosophy professor (Tim Robbins), his obsessive wife (Holly Hunter), their three adopted children from Liberia, Vietnam and Colombia, and a sole biological child – as it faces a series of life changes and emotional challenges. As we learn over the course of ten Season 1 episodes, this seemingly perfect, progressive family is in actuality harboring deep rifts, as well as some divisive secrets. When one of the children begins to see things others cannot, confusion reigns. Is it mental illness, or something else?
Ep. 1 “Eleven Eleven”
As Audrey Bayer puts the finishing touches on her husband Greg’s 60th birthday party–a milestone Greg is loath to celebrate–cracks begin to emerge in their progressive, multiracial family. Ramone, the couple’s Colombian-born son who’s just starting a relationship with a barista named Henry, is having unexplained, recurring encounters with the numbers ’11:11.’ Duc, adopted from Vietnam, enjoys the fruits of a lucrative career as a ‘motivational architect,’ but his celibacy troubles Audrey. Liberian-born Ashley, a successful fashion-industry exec, is finding more and more reasons to shake up her marriage with her husband Malcolm. And Kristen, the couple’s youngest child at 17, chafes at her banal life, especially when compared to those of her more exotic siblings.
Series premieres February 11 on HBO Canada @ 9pm ET