On Tuesday 6 December at 10.35pm the brand new third series of hit HBO comedy series HUNG has its UK premiere on Sky Atlantic HD. Created by Collette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin and starring Thomas Jane (The Mist), Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco), the show uses dark humour to tell the story of a man fighting to survive personal setbacks that have been compounded by a troubled economy.
[pullquote_right]Mixing humour and heart with a unique, original storyline, Season 3 of HUNG will continue the series’ thoughtful and intelligent tone and retain all of the fun sexiness audiences have grown to love.[/pullquote_right]
Set in the recession-plagued suburbs of Detroit, HUNG revolves around the unorthodox efforts of divorced teacher, coach and former high school legend Ray Drecker (Jane) to generate extra cash – by selling his “winning tool” to women.
The new season begins with Ray and his unlikely pimp Tanya (Adams) taking matters into their own hands in the face of a (still) recession-plagued economy by opening the “Happiness Consultants Wellness Centre for Women” – a front for their gigolo business complete with “orgasmic living” seminars run by Tanya and “private consultations” with Ray. Meanwhile, as their business begins to yield dividends, Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff – Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm) seeks revenge upon Ray and Tanya for stealing her “lifestyle” idea, and transforms 25 year old busboy named Jason (new series regular Stephen Amell – The Vampire Diaries) into a new male hooker to rival Ray.
Hung Season 3: Bad Bad Things Trailer
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First launched in the US in 2009, HUNG quickly garnered critical praise for its unique and refreshing handling of complex themes including family, relationships and the personal and psychological effects of the economic downturn; securing an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Cinematography and three Golden Globe® nominations for Best Actress for Jane Adams (2010) and Best Actor for Thomas Jane two years running (2010 and 2011).
Smart, provocative and entertaining, HUNG is created and executive produced by Colette Burson and Danny Lipkin; executive produced by Scott Stephens, Alexander Payne, Michael Rosenberg, Noreen Halpern and John Morayniss ; co-executive produced by Angela Robinson and produced by Hilton H. Smith and Brett C. Leonard.