June 4, 2015 at 5:18 pm #349821
Starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harrington
A mockumentary of Tennis stars airing on July 11th
HBO’s description: “This sports ‘documentary’ brings together Andy Samberg and Kit Harington for a look back at a pair of fictional players from the not-too-distant past, who played the longest and greatest tennis match of all time: a seven-day, five-set marathon that took literally everything out of them. In addition to highlights (and lowlights) from the match, the special looks back at the lives and careers of the competitors: Aaron Williams (Samberg), a hyper-malcontent, and Charles Poole (Harington), a dim-witted prodigy who carried England’s hopes for a tennis champion on his shoulders.”
Looks like a lot of fun! Could be our first movie contender for 2016June 5, 2015 at 5:38 am #349823
Looks pretty interesting.July 7, 2015 at 9:26 pm #349825
HBO HAS RELEASED IT EARLY EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO GO AND ON DEMAND! I’m already a little ways into it and some amazing cameos that I won’t spoil yetJuly 7, 2015 at 11:22 pm #349826
Wow. That was excellent. It should have been longer it was so great. Kit Harrington really needs to do comedies in his post Thrones career because he had terrific timing. Samberg was great too and the cameos in this like I said are excellent especially the people that play the talk show host (Michael Sheen) and the Queen (June Squibb, I love her so much). This was far better than HBO’s other movies this year Bessie and Nightingale and by far better than their 3 shows playing right now. This is the highlight for HBO’s summer and I hope it is remembered for next year’s Emmys. If they gave this Nightingale’s spot or any time in May, this would surely be out front to win. Major fluke on HBO’s partJuly 12, 2015 at 10:21 am #349827
It aired last night on HBO did anyone watch?July 12, 2015 at 10:53 am #349828
I’ve now watched this three times. It’s very amazing. Probably the funniest thing I’ve seen all year.
My one wish is that it was longer, but at the same time it was perfectly paced, jam packed with laughs, and didn’t drag one bit. Extending it might have changed that. Also it’s shorter length has made it easier to rewatch.
So yeah I guess it’s perfect.July 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm #349829
That was great, Sheen was just unbelieavable !July 12, 2015 at 6:09 pm #349830
This was pretty good. Michael Sheen was the clear highlight, and Samberg and Harington were great as well.
It did kind of feel like they were beginning to hit the same note twice, so I’m glad it ended after forty or so minutes. Fun special!July 18, 2015 at 8:07 am #349831
This was very silly, but it hit all the right notes at just the right duration. I mean, it’s tennis, so who cares? (thx Jim Lampley!), though this special could convert a lot of nonbelievers. The ensemble was sick. Andy Samberg was a riot (and proves why he’s one of the standout comedic actors on television right now, Emmy nomination or not), Kit Harrington (he should easily make the shift to comedy if/when his “Game of Thrones” time is really over), Michael Sheen (marwelous!), Mary Steenburgen (she’s been popping up everywhere lately; good for her landing all of these high-profile guest spots and roles), Lena Dunham (yassss!), Howie Mandel (cute), Will Forte (impressive talking head; interesting), June Squibb (she should be cast in everything), Fred Armisen (gawd), and the actual tennis personalities (Lampley, Serena, Chris Evert, and the ever-present John McEnroe). I’m not sure how or if this would even compete at the Emmys or be taken seriously. It would have to be remembered a year from now and be heavily campaigned for by HBO, but anything’s possible, I guess. It’s surely funnier than so much of what I’ve seen this year. And so much penis lol. I’m so here for Jon Hamm’s narration. Win that damn Emmy any way you have to!
Grade for “7 Days in Hell”: B+July 15, 2016 at 2:54 pm #1201873160
Andy Samberg, Murray Miller Set ‘7 Days in Hell’ Follow-up at HBO
JULY 15, 2016 | 11:07AM PT
Andy Samberg and Murray Miller are developing a follow-up to their comedy special “7 Days in Hell” for HBO. “Tour de Pharmacy,” a sports mockumentary, will take a look at the rampant doping in the world of professional cycling. Samberg and Miller will executive produce the special through their company Legends of Sport.
David Bernad will also executive produce with M Elizabeth Hughes producing. Jake Szymanski will direct and co-executive produce. Samberg is set to star alongside Daveed Diggs, Julia Ormond, Phylicia Rashad, Will Forte, Dolph Lundgren, John Cena, Mike Tyson and Nathan Fielder.
Samberg and Murray’s first collaboration, “7 Days in Hell,” premiered last year on HBO. The 45-minute mockumentary starred Samberg and Kit Harrington as rival tennis players engaged in an epic seven-day final match at Wimbledon.
Miller, who serves as an executive producer for HBO’s “Girls,” is represented by UTA and Rohner, Walerstein & Miloknay. Samberg can currently be seen in the feature film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.” The fourth season of his comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is set to premiere this fall on Fox. He is represented by UTA, Rise Management and Ziffren Brittenham.
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.July 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm #1201873187
One of these, the movie category will be weak enough for an HBO summer comedy to sneak through. It would have to be in a year without Sherlock because that is one guaranteed nomination.
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