American drama series Sorry for Your Loss, developed by Kit Steinkellner, made its Facebook Watch debut on September 18, 2018. Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Kelly Marie Tran, Jovan Adepo, Mamoudou Athie, and Janet McTeer, the show follows a young widow and her family as they attempt to deal with the sudden loss of her husband. The series’ second season, which debuted on October 1, 2019, was confirmed to be renewed for another season on December 13, 2018.
Cast and characters
(L to R) 2018 Toronto International Film Festival interview by Collider with actress Elizabeth Olsen, writers/producers Kit Steinkellner and James Ponsoldt, and actor Mamoudou Athie
Leigh Shaw, a recently widowed writer, is portrayed by Elizabeth Olsen. She leaves her position as a columnist for the website Basically News after the passing of her husband, and she moved in with her mother and sister. Her mother’s fitness facility, Beautiful Beast, currently employs her as a teacher there.
Jules Shaw, who works at Beautiful Beast and is Leigh’s adopted sister, is a recovering alcoholic played by Kelly Marie Tran.
Leigh has always had a contentious relationship with Danny Greer, who is played by Jovan Adepo.
Leigh Greer’s late husband and English teacher at a high school played by Mamoudou Athie had ambitions to be a comic book illustrator.
Leigh and Jules’ mother Amy Shaw, played by Janet McTeer, owns and operates her own fitness center called Beautiful Beast.
The editor of the website Basically News, where Leigh had her advice column, and Leigh’s best friend, Drew Burmester, is Zack Robidas (recurring season 1, main season 2). Leigh will not learn of his engagement to Ryan until after Matt’s passing, so he holds off on telling her.
Sorry for Your Loss somehow turns the debilitating process of grief into a TV show
I had the same thought as many others when I first heard the idea of Sorry for Your Loss: how in the world is that enough for a TV show? A young widow named Leigh (Olsen) tries to live in the wake of her husband’s death. Yes, a movie. Undoubtedly a novel. I’m currently composing a play for the stage. A television program, though? a weekly one that will air again and again? No way is that going to work. I was incorrect.
The fact that Sorry for Your Loss recognizes that sorrow isn’t a tidy story with a beginning and an end is what makes it so great. Atomization is taking place. Your entire body feels as though a nuclear explosion has just occurred when an incidence occurs. But as time goes on, it fades away a little bit more and a little bit more. You’re capable of doing more, getting out of bed, and getting back to living.
However, the effects of what happened to remain with you eternally. Even if the components that are the most instantly lethal become less lethal with time, your body is now radioactive. Instead of learning how to overcome grief, you learn to live with it.
sorry for your loss where to watch
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