The Big C: Season 1 - Preview and footage
Preview by Jack Foley
THE Big C: The Complete First Season, Sony Pictures Television’s critically acclaimed Showtime original dark comedy series, debuts on DVD on May 2 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Three-time Academy Award® nominee, three-time Emmy® winner and three-time Tony Award® nominee Laura Linney, who recently won the Golden Globe® for this role, stars as Cathy Jamison, a reserved suburban wife/mother/teacher whose recent terminal cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humour and the light side of a dark situation.
The Big C boasts an all-star cast which, in addition to the Academy Award®-nominated Linney (The Savages, Kinsey, You Can Count on Me), includes Oliver Platt (Frost/Nixon), Gabriel Basso (TV’s The Middle) John Benjamin Hickey (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Phyllis Somerville (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
Special guest stars include Academy Award® nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City) and Idris Elba (Luther).
Included on the three-disc set are deleted scenes, outtakes and eight featurettes that showcase this amazing cast and the memorable characters they created.
The Big C is created and written by Darlene Hunt (TV’s 90210), who serves as executive producer along with Jenny Bicks, Laura Linney, Neal H. Moritz and Vivian Cannon.
Acclaimed writer/director/producer and Academy Award® winner Bill Condon (Kinsey, Gods and Monsters) directed the pilot.
The series is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
Laura Linney stars in her Golden Globe®-winning role as Cathy Jamison, a reserved suburban wife/mother/teacher whose recent cancer diagnosis forces her to shake up her life and find hope, humor and the light side of a dark situation, while managing her immature but well-meaning husband, played by Oliver Platt.
BBC Presenter and reporter Kate Russell (BBC Switch) has done 6 review Vlog episodes which sit on The Big C UK YouTube Page.
She gives her opinions and insights into The Big C as she watches the first season. She gives some unique insights and opinions into the series which really go well to show how great this season is.
Kate Russell video 1:
Running time: 5hrs 48mins
UK DVD Release: May 2, 2011