‘George & Tammy’ with Jessica Chastain & Michael Shannon premieres on Showtime

Showtime has taken off George and Tammythe six-part limited series about Country icons and married couples George Jones and Tammy Wynettestarring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain.

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The premiere episode debuts simultaneously on Showtime and the Paramount Network this December. 4 following Yellowstone. The series was originally slated to run exclusively on Paramount before switching to Showtime.

“Jessica and Michael are truly extraordinary as Tammy and George and their fiery performances and undeniable chemistry bring to life the legendary relationship between the king and queen of the land music,” Chris McCarthy, president/CEO, Showtime and Paramount Media Networks, said via a statement. “The creators and the entire cast have delivered a series with the subtlety, nuance and complexity that are hallmarks of the Showtime brand and what our viewers deserve and demand.”

In addition to Shannon and Chastain, the series also stars Steve Zahn, Kelly McCormack, Walton Goggins, Pat Healy, David Wilson Barnes and Katy Mixon. Created by Abe Sylvia and directed by John Hillcoat, it is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, Freckle Films, Mad Chance, Brolin Productions, Aunt Sylvia’s Moving Picture Co. and Blank Films Inc.

“I’m thrilled that Showtime is bringing George and Tammy to audiences worldwide,” said David Glasser, CEO of 101 Studios and Executive Producer. “This has been Jessica, Abe & [executive producer] Andrew [Lazar’s] labor of love for 11 years and seeing it all come together is pure joy. Jessica and Michael bring all the heart, love, tragedy and drama to this epic George & Tammy love story.”

Shannon and Chastain are presenters on Nov. 9’s CMA Awards.

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