HBO has announced the premiere date for Coastal Elites, its upcoming remotely-shot quarantine satire. From Paul Rudnick, it features an "an all-star cast playing characters from New York to Los Angeles coping with politics and the pandemic, telling "stories of breaking down and breaking through in the summer of 2020 that are funny, searing, poignant and now."
It was conceived for the Public Theater in New York and moved from stage to the screen as the pandemic started. It was filmed this summer under quarantine guidelines.
Rudnick is the writer while Jay Roach is the director. Issa Rae stars with Kaitlyn Dever, Dan Levy, Sarah Paulson and Bettle Midler.
Check out their character descriptions below:
Miriam Nessler (Bette Midler) is a long-time teacher in the New York City public school system, who loves her students, the New York Times and the theater, and who finds herself in police custody.
Sharynn Tarrows (Kaitlyn Dever) is a young nurse from Wyoming who flies to New York to volunteer at a hospital at the height of the area’s COVID-19 crisis.
Mark Hesterman (Dan Levy) is a young actor in West Hollywood videoconferencing with his therapist at a moment of peak career and personal stress.
Clarissa Montgomery (Sarah Paulson) is a YouTube personality filming episode 28 of her Mindful Meditations, hoping to soothe, inspire and heal her followers.
Callie Josephson (Issa Rae) is a well-connected philanthropist whose prep school network leads her to the highest levels of government.
Coastal Elites will air September 12 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on HBO.
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