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Jessica Chastain's 'George & Tammy' Limited Collection Comes to Showtime

The move marks Chris McCarthy’s takeover of the premium cable brand in early October.

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Jessica Chastain Takes Country Music Star Tammy Wynette’s Turn in Upcoming Limited Edition Collection George & Tammy are going to Showtime.

The six-episode series, starring her opposite Oscar nominee Michael Shannon as George Jones, will premiere Sunday, December 4 on Showtime and Paramount Network also premieres in Yellowstone . The rest of the series was created by Abe Sylvia, who collaborated with Chastain The Eyes of Tammy Faye will air on Showtime. (The new series will be available for streaming and on-demand to Showtime and Paramount+ subscribers on Friday, before its first linear premiere on Showtime on Sunday.)

George & Tammy , once conceived for Spectrum Originals and later Paramount Network, documented this pair of country music powerhouses A couple whose complex and enduring relationship has inspired some of the most iconic music of all time. Chris McCarthy was given oversight of Showtime (except for the Paramount Media Network) since David Nevins announced in early October that he would be stepping down, and its pickup marks his first major move. New York-based McCarthy is said to have traveled to Los Angeles late last month to spend time with the Showtime team and, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, is focusing on bringing in more front-line talent and prestige

“Jay Sika and Michael are truly special because Tammy and George and their searing performances and undeniable chemistry bring to life the legendary relationship between the king and queen of country music,” McCarthy said in a statement Thursday. “The creators and cast have crafted a series with the nuances, nuances and complexities that are hallmarks of the Showtime brand and what our audiences deserve and demand.”

Chastain, a The rookie Oscar winner, first signed on to the project back in 2011 when Sylvia envisioned it as a Fox Searchlight feature. Recently it turned into a limited series, and Chastain, who worked on the project through her freckled film, recruited Shannon to join her in the production. He’s not particularly familiar with country music stars, he told Vanity Fair, but he Said he found himself drawn to the tragic but “very romantic” story.

The cast consists of “White Lotus” and other stars Steve Zahn as George Richey, Walton Goggins as Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery and Kelly McCormack as Sheila Richey. John Hillcoat (The Road) is the director of the series, which also Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, Studios, Mad Chance, Brolin Productions, Ant Sylvia’s Moving Picture Co Production. and Blank Films Inc.

“We are delighted to finally bring this epic tale of two of the nation’s most beloved legends to a global audience through Showtime and Paramount Network,” Production President Kelly Carmichael said of the development and development of Chastain’s Freckle Films, adding: “This story is a journey of deep love for Freckle Films, and we are eager for audiences to experience the magic that this exemplary actor will bring into their homes.”

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