HBO Sets Pre-Oscar Premieres for ‘Girls,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘Crashing’
Two of HBO’s most notable 2017 debuts are going to be all but invisible in their second weeks, as all eyes turn to next Sunday’s Academy Awards. Fortunately for HBO subscribers, however, the trio of Girls, Crashing and Big Little Lies will be made available extra early to accommodate Oscar viewers.
Where this past Sunday saw the debuts of both Pete Holmes’ Crashing and David E. Kelley/Jean-Marc Vallée’s Big Little Lies alongside a new episode of Girls, HBO has made things easier for this coming Sunday, February 26. Rather than debut against the 2017 Oscars, Big Little Lies, Girls and Crashing will be made available to stream via HBO NOW, HBO GO and on-demand portals beginning Friday, February 24.
For those unaware of the Reese Witherspoon-Shailene Woodley-Nicole Kidman series, here’s a trailer and synopsis for the second episode, along with a look at Girls’ introduction of The Americans star Matthew Rhys:
Jane (Shailene Woodley) deflects Ziggy’s (Iain Armitage) questions about why they moved to Monterey. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) gets news that her community theater production might get derailed, and is outraged over a slight from Renata (Laura Dern). Celeste (Nicole Kidman) suggests to Perry (Alexander Skarsgård) that they see a counselor. Nathan (James Tupper) and Ed (Adam Scott) meet in hopes of smoothing out the tensions between their wives, and themselves.
Hannah (Lena Dunham) has a tense tête-à-tête with Chuck Palmer (Matthew Rhys) – an acclaimed author she once greatly admired – about the disturbing allegations swirling around him.
Pete (Pete Holmes) wallows in his new reality, but Artie Lange snaps him out of it with an offer: In exchange for a ride to Albany, Pete can be Artie’s opening act. Pete meets co-headliner T.J. Miller and attempts to save Artie from breaking his sobriety by getting between him and the temptations of an ardent fan (Gina Gershon).
All three will become available to stream through HBO platforms on Friday, and stay tuned or the latest on Sunday’s Oscars in the meantime.