According DeadlineShowtime will pick up the original country music drama and MTV Entertainment Studios/101 Studious limited series, George and Tammie. Showtime’s decision to continue George and Tammiea joint production between Spectrum Originals and Paramount Network, comes after the massive shakeup at Charter Communications, which opted to close its Spectrum Originals division in August amid rising production costs.
The story of George and Tammie is a dramatic account of the lives of country music star George Jones, played by Michael Shannon (Knives out, High-speed train), and Tammy Wynette (often referred to as “The First Lady of Country Music”), played by Jessica Chastain (Tammy Faye’s eyes, Interstellar), which follows the ups and downs of their tumultuous musical and romantic partnership. The six-part limited series is created by Abe Sylvia (Tammy Faye’s eyes, wearing pearls) with John Hillcoat (The road, Triple 9) as a director and produced by MTV Entertainment Studios, 101 Studios, Freckle Films, Mad Chance, Brolin Productions, Aunt Sylvia’s Morning Picture Co. and Blank Films Inc.
As written by Deadline, George and Tammie Originally slated to air on Spectrum for nine months as one of its exclusive original series before moving to Paramount Network and Paramount+, but was dropped by Charter and Spectrum alongside countless other shows. The decision to move the series to Showtime comes from new chief executive Chris McCarthy, who took over as Showtime helm earlier this season following the departure of veteran chef David Nevins.
The series will premiere on Sunday, December 4 and debut simultaneously on Showtime and Paramount Network behind the critically acclaimed western drama, Yellowstone. The rest of the show will air on Showtime, but new episodes will be available on streaming and on-demand services, including Showtime and Paramount+.
For more information on George and TammyCheck out Showtime’s latest trailer for the series featured below.