An event mini-series coming soon to NBC.
The Slap is an adaptation of the Australian TV show of the same name which was broadcast in 2011. It is based on the book written by multi-award winning Australian author Christopher Tsiolkas. Mary Louise Parker, Peter Sarsgaard and Brian Cox star in the upcoming mini-series. Zachary Quinto was also announced as part of this impressive cast.
The NBC synopsis of the series reads: ” It’s Hector’s 40th birthday, and his wife is throwing him a big party with lots of friends, family and food for what will undoubtedly be a happy, celebratory day. Or so they think. As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the younger woman he’s secretly seeing on the side, the built-up tension explodes when Hector’s hotheaded cousin slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends – with the child’s parents vowing legal action as they leave. But what the hosts and guests don’t know is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family… and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved. “
Definitely, The Slap enters my list of Must See shows.