Check Into "Room 104," HBO's New Anthology Series from the Duplass Brothers

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24 July 2017
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"Room 104"
Premieres Friday, July 28 at 11:30 PM ET/PT exclusively on HBO

          “The banal” can be a most interesting place – if you stop and take a look. Telling tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel, the Duplass Brothers-produced anthology series "Room 104" begins its 12-episode season Friday, July 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. From Mark and Jay Duplass, the show tells a different story each week, with the tone, the characters and the era changing every time. Ranging from comedy to drama to horror, each episode plays like a mini-movie, offering a new discovery from one week to the next, telling tales of everyday people striving for connection and meaning.

          Actors featured in the 12 episodes of ROOM 104 include: Hugo Armstrong, Davie-Blue, Melonie Diaz, Jay Duplass, Veronica Falcon, Adam Foster, Ellen Geer, Keir Gilchrist, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Hay, Poorna Jagannathan, Orlando Jones, Ethan & Gavin Kent, Amy Landecker, Konstantin Lavysh, Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Keta Meggett, Natalie Morgan, Ross Partridge, Karan Soni, Dendrie Taylor, Tony Todd, Will Tranfo, James Van Der Beek, Mae Whitman and Nat Wolff.

 

Episodes include:

Episode #1: “Ralphie”
Debut: FRIDAY, JULY 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT)

Things go horribly awry when a babysitter (Melonie Diaz) arrives at Room 104 to watch an unusual boy named Ralph (Ethan Kent). Ross Partridge also stars.

Episode #2: “Pizza Boy”
Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 4 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

A pizza delivery boy gets caught up in a couple’s twisted games. James Van Der Beek and Davie-Blue star.

Episode #3: “The Knockadoo”
Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 11 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

A woman (Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris) seeking salvation is visited by a cult priest (Orlando Jones) promising to help her transcend the ordinary world for another realm.

Episode #4: “I Knew You Weren't Dead”
Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

A visitor (Jay Duplass) in Room 104 seeks advice about his marital troubles from a long-lost friend. Will Tranfo and Frank Ashmore also star.

Episode #5: “The Internet”
Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 25 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

In 1997, a son (Karan Soni) must teach his mother (Poorna Jagannathan) how to use the Internet over the phone after leaving behind an important document on his laptop.

Episode #6: “Voyeurs”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

The past and present come face to face when a housekeeper (Dendrie Taylor) reconnects with her younger self (Sarah Hay).

Episode #7: “The Missionaries”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 8 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

Two young Mormon missionaries (Adam Foster, Nat Wolff) test the boundaries of their faith.

Episode #8: “Phoenix”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

In 1969, the sole survivor (Amy Landecker) of a plane crash is faced with a decision: go back to the life she had or seize the opportunity to start anew. Mae Whitman also stars.

Episode #9: “Boris”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

When an aging Croatian tennis player (Konstantin Lavysh) reveals memories of his tortured past to a housekeeper (Veronica Falcon), an unlikely bond is formed. Biff Wiff also stars.

Episode #10: “Red Tent”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 29 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
Two young men (Keir Gilchrist, Brian Hostenske) plotting to disrupt a political convention are interrupted by nerves… and an AC repairman (Hugo Armstrong).

Episode #11: “The Fight”
Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 6 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

Two female Mixed Martial Arts fighters (Natalie Morgan, Keta Meggett) work together to score a bigger payday in an upcoming bout. Stephen Rannazzisi also stars.

Episode #12: “My Love”
Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 13 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

An octogenarian couple (Philip Baker Hall, Ellen Geer) returns to Room 104 to relive their first night together.  Jacqueline Wright also stars.

 


 
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