HBO debuts a special presentation, “7 Days in Hell,” on July 11th in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the U.S.
Andy Samberg and Kit Harington star in the sports mockumentary about the longest tennis match of all time.
Guest appearances include Lena Dunham, Michael Sheen, Serena Williams and Howie Mandel, among others.
MIAMI - HBO brings audiences one of the most anticipated comedies of the year, 7 Days in Hell. The sports mockumentary unites comedian Andy Samberg and “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington as sworn archrivals who meet for the longest and greatest tennis match of all time: a seven-day, five-set marathon that took literally everything out of them. The 42-minute special presentation premieres on Saturday, July 11that 23:00 hrs. AST* in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States.
Aside from the match, the comedy dives into the past and careers of these legends who were two of the biggest tennis stars of their day: Aaron Williams (Samberg), a hyper-malcontent American bad boy, and Charles Poole (Harington), a dim-witted prodigy who carried England’s hopes for a championship on his shoulders.
The all-star cast also includes Karen Gillan, Lena Dunham (HBO’s Girls), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Mary Steenburgen (HBO’s Togetherness), Will Forte, Howie Mandel, Fred Armisen, June Squibb and Soledad O'Brien, along with real-life tennis pros John McEnroe and Serena Williams.
This premiere comes not only during this year’s Wimbledon games, but also at a particularly eventful time in the professional lives of both stars. After launching a successful career on the silver screen on “Saturday Night Live,” Samberg will host the 67thedition of the Primetime Emmy® Awards this upcoming September. For his part, Harington rose to fame as Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones,” leaving fans stunned by his unexpected death during the recent season five finale.
7 Days in Hell is directed by Jake Szymanski; written by Murray Miller; executive produced by David Bernad, Murray Miller and Andy Samberg; co-executive produced by Jonathan Buss; with director of photography, Craig Kief; edited by Dan Marks and Pat Bishop; and narrated by Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
*Atlantic Standard Time. For more information and the programming schedule by country, contact your local provider or visit www.hbomax.tv.