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Olive Kitteridge is a 2014 four-hour miniseries based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Elizabeth Strout. Set in Maine, the HBO miniseries features Frances McDormand (Hill Street Blues) as the title character, Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) as Olive’s loving husband Henry Kitteridge, Zoe Kazan (Bored to Death) as Denise Thibodeau, and Bill Murray (Alpha House) as Jack Kennison. The miniseries is divided into four parts, each depicting a certain point of time in the novel.
Olive Kitteridge debuted in the United States on November 2, 2014, on the American premium TV network HBO, which aired the show ’s first two episodes back-to-back that evening; the third and fourth episodes aired back-to-back the following evening. The miniseries will air December 14, 2014, on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom.
Olive Kitteridge is a misanthropic, strict, but well-meaning, retired schoolteacher who lives in the fictional seaside town of Crosby, Maine. She is married to Henry Kitteridge, a kind, considerate man who runs a pharmacy downtown, and has a troubled son named Christopher, who grows up to be a podiatrist. For 25 years, Olive has experienced problems of depression, bereavement, jealousy, and friction with family members and friends.