HBO drops the official teaser trailer for a new series titled Irma Vep, an adaptation of the cult favourite Irma Vep film from 1996.
Helmed by Olivier Assayas, who wrote it as well, the series revolves around Mira, who is an American movie star disillusioned by her career and recent breakup, who comes to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, Les Vampires.
The series stars Alicia Vikander stars in the main role that Maggie Cheung originally played in the 1996 film. The cast also includes Devon Ross, Byron Bowers, Tom Sturridge, Adria Arjona, Fala Chen, Carrie Brownstein, Lars Eidinger, Vincent Lacoste, and Vincent Macaigne.
Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. Irma Vep reveals to us the uncertain ground that lies at the border of fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life.
Executive produced by Olivier Assayas, Sylvie Barthet, Daniel Delume, Ashley Levinson, Sam Levinson, Stuart Manashil, Ravi Nandan, Hallie Sekoff, Kevin Turen, Alicia Vikander.
HBO will debut Irma Vep streaming on HBO Max starting June 6th, 2022 this summer.