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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Duplass Brothers' Anthology Series "ROOM 104" Exclusively on HBO July 28

"ROOM  104"



“The banal” can be a most interesting place – if you stop and take a look. Telling tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel, the Duplass Brothers-produced anthology series ROOM 104 begins its 12-episode season FRIDAY, JULY 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. From Mark and Jay Duplass, the show tells a different story each week, with the tone, the characters and the era changing every time. Ranging from comedy to drama to horror, each episode plays like a mini-movie, offering a new discovery from one week to the next, telling tales of everyday people striving for connection and meaning.

Actors featured in the 12 episodes of ROOM 104 include: Hugo Armstrong, Davie-Blue, Melonie Diaz, Jay Duplass, Veronica Falcon, Adam Foster, Ellen Geer, Keir Gilchrist, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Hay, Poorna Jagannathan, Orlando Jones, Ethan & Gavin Kent, Amy Landecker, Konstantin Lavysh, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keta Meggett, Natalie Morgan, Ross Partridge, Karan Soni, Dendrie Taylor, Tony Todd, Will Tranfo, James Van Der Beek, Mae Whitman and Nat Wolff.

Directors of the 12 episodes of ROOM 104  include: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Patrick Brice, Marta Cunningham, Doug Emmett, Megan Griffiths, Dayna Hanson, Chad Hartigan, Ross Partridge, Sarah Adina Smith and So Yong Kim.

Writers of the 12 episodes of ROOM 104 include: Xan Aranda & Ross Partridge, Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, Mark Duplass, Dayna Hanson, Carson Mell and Ross Partridge.

Filmmaking brothers Jay and Mark Duplass (along with Steve Zissis) were creators of the HBO comedy series “Togetherness.” They are also executive producers of HBO’s adult animated comedy series “Animals,” which returns for its third season in 2018.

Jay and Mark Duplass have written, directed and/or produced more than 20 films, including “Cyrus,” “Jeff, Who Lives at Home,” “Baghead” and their 2005 Sundance Film Festival breakout hit, “The Puffy Chair.” Other films produced by the Duplass Brothers include the Independent Spirit Award-winning “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “Tangerine.”

Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass are the creators and executive producers of ROOM 104; executive producer, Xan Aranda; co-executive producer, Ross Partridge; producer, Sydney Fleischmann.

Episodes include:

            Episode #1: “Ralphie”
            Starring: Melonie Diaz, Ethan Kent, Ross Partridge
            Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Sarah Adina Smith.
            Debut: FRIDAY, JULY 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT)

            Episode #2: “Pizza Boy”
            Starring: James Van Der Beek, Davie-Blue
            Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Patrick Brice.
            Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 4 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #3: “The Knockadoo”
            Starring: Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Orlando Jones
            Written by Carson Mell; directed by Sarah Adina Smith.
            Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 11 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #4: “I Knew You Weren't Dead”
            Starring: Jay Duplass, Will Tranfo, Frank Ashmore
            Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #5: “The Internet”
            Starring: Karan Soni, Poorna Jagannathan
            Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Doug Emmett.
            Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 25 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #6: “Voyeurs”
            Starring: Dendrie Taylor, Sarah Hay
            Written by Dayna Hanson; directed by Dayna Hanson.
            Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #7: “The Missionaries”
            Starring: Adam Foster, Nat Wolff
            Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Megan Griffiths.
            Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 8 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #8: “Phoenix”
            Starring: Amy Landecker, Mae Whitman
            Story by Xan Aranda and Ross Partridge; teleplay by Ross Partridge; directed by Ross             Partridge. 
            Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #9: “Boris”
            Starring: Konstantin Lavysh, Veronica Falcon, Biff Wiff
            Written by Ross Partridge; directed by Chad Hartigan.
            Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #10: “Red Tent”
            Starring: Keir Gilchrist, Brian Hostenske, Hugo Armstrong
            Written by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck; directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.
            Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 29 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #11: “The Fight”
            Starring: Natalie Morgan, Keta Meggett, Stephen Rannazzisi
            Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Megan Griffiths.
            Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 6 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

            Episode #12: “My Love”
            Starring: Philip Baker Hall, Ellen Geer, Jacqueline Wright
            Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Marta Cunningham.
            Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 13 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)


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