Marital Strife
TV & Satellite Week|September 07, 2019
Marital Strife
Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd play an unhappy couple in a new comedy
Caren Clark

Chris O’Dowd from The IT Crowd and Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike play husband and wife in a new comedy about a troubled marriage, written by Fever Pitch and About a Boy author Nick Hornby.

With 10 episodes of 10 minutes each, BBC2’s State of the Union follows Tom (O’Dowd) and Louise (Pike), who meet in a pub before their weekly marital therapy session.


‘Essentially it’s two people sitting in a bar across the road from their therapist’s office,’ says O’Dowd, 39. ‘But because the dynamics of the relationship are changing with each episode, it feels like it’s got a nice movement to it without us actually moving much.’


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September 07, 2019