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The Big C: Season 1 - Preview and footage

The Big C: Season 1

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.

Synopsis:

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.

YouTube blogs:

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:

Video 2:

Certificate: 15
Running time: 5hrs 48mins
UK DVD Release: May 2, 2011