HBO Latin America has announced that The Big C, starring Laura Linney, Oliver Platt and Gabourey Sidibe, will premiere in the Caribbean on Sunday, 9 January, at 10pm.
The new hit comedy follows buttoned-up Minneapolis schoolteacher Cathy Jamison (three-time Oscar nominee Linney) as she decides it’s time to start living after receiving a shocking – and terminal – diagnosis.
Facing Stage Four Melanoma is Cathy’s wake-up call. No longer complacent with humdrum suburbia, she is moved to find hope, humour and the light side of a dark situation.
Nominated for a Golden Globe in the categories of Best Comedy Series and Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series (Linney), The Big C boasts a star-studded cast, and also features guest appearances by acclaimed actors such as Cynthia Nixon, Idris Elba and Liam Neeson.
The show was created by Darlene Hunt, a former member of famed comedy troupe The Groundlings, and directed by renowned Dreamgirls director, Bill Condon.
Participating in executive production along with Hunt and Linney are 90210’s Vivian Cannon, and prolific producer and Emmy-nominee, Neal Moritz.