Chastain will be replacing Oscar winner Michelle Williams, who was forced to exit the role over scheduling issues. The project has been circling a start since 2017.
The series will be an adaptation of the 1973 Swedish mini-series of the same name, written and directed by the legendary Ingmar Bergman and starring Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. As reported by Deadline, the plot will depict “love, hatred, desire, monogamy, marriage and divorce through the lens of a contemporary American couple,” to be played by Isaac and Chastain.
The limited series will be exec produced, written and directed by Hagai Levi, co-creator of Showtime series The Affair. Isaac and Chastain will also on board as executive producers.