Natalie Portman Signs On For New HBO Series We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves


HBO has been firing on all cylinders lately, throwing at us some of the finest television that we’ve seen in ages. With critics currently singing the praises of The Night Of, the network has now ordered up another mystery series in the form of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, and they’ve brought in Natalie Portman to star.

Adapted from Karen Joy Fowler’s award-winning novel of the same name, Variety describes the plot as follows:

The story centers on college student Rosemary Cooke (Portman), whose “twin sister”  disappeared when she was five years old, with her older brother following not long after.

Said to be twist-heavy, having not read the book myself I can’t comment much more on what happens, but from what I’ve heard it’s supposed to be quite a good story and one which will no doubt make for compelling television.

Friends co-creator Marta Kauffman is producing here, with Christopher Monger (Temple Grandin) writing the script. Meanwhile, Homeland co-creator Gideon Raff will executive produce alongside Robbie Tollin.

No word yet on when we can expect We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves to hit television screens, but with Portman now on board, it’d be safe to assume that things will get going quickly here, and that a starry supporting cast will likely be assembled.

As always, we’ll keep you posted when we hear more.