Gorilla and the Bird
GenreDrama
Based onGorilla and the Bird: A Memoir of Madness and a Mother’s Love
by Zack McDermott
Written byBryan Sipe
Directed byJean-Marc Vallée
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
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Release
Original networkHBO

Gorilla and the Bird is an upcoming American drama television miniseries based on the memoir of the same name by Zack McDermott. The limited series ordered by HBO was announced on December 10, 2018.[1][2] The series is to be directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.[3][4]

Premise

"The limited series follows Zack, a public defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York who suffers a sudden psychotic break that takes him on a harrowing journey of delusions and antisocial behavior, resulting in his arrest and commitment to Bellevue. As he fights to regain his sanity, Zack (the Gorilla) turns to the only person who didn't give up on him — his mother, (the Bird)."[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Jean-Marc Vallee to Direct HBO Limited Series 'Gorilla and the Bird'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 December 2018). "HBO Orders 'Gorilla And The Bird' Limited Series From Jean-Marc Vallée, Channing Tatum & Big Beach".
  3. ^ Otterson, Joe (2018-12-10). "Jean-Marc Vallée to Direct 'Gorilla and the Bird' Limited Series at HBO". Variety. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  4. ^ "HBO ordina Gorilla and the Bird, miniserie di Jean-Marc Vallée". ComingSoon.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-12-12.