Made for Love Teaser: Cristin Milioti Leads HBO Max’s New Dark Comedy
HBO Max has released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming dark comedy series titled Made For Love, starring Palm Springs breakout Cristin Milioti and Emmy winner Ray Romano. The video features Milioti’s Hazel as she tries to escape her over-controlling rich husband, who forcedly implanted a high-tech surveillance chip in her brain. The teaser also includes a funny voiceover from Romano, who recites his own rendition of Beyonce’s hit song “Crazy in Love” which somehow describes the show. Check out the video in the player below!
Set to make its debut sometime in April, the series will mark Milioti’s first major TV project as the leading star after appearing in a number of TV shows such as Nurse Jackie, How I Met Your Mother, The Mindy Project, Fargo, and Modern Love.
Made for Love is a darkly absurd and cynically poignant story of love and divorce. It follows Hazel Green, a thirty-something woman on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to Byron Gogol, a controlling tech billionaire. Soon she discovers that her husband has implanted a monitoring device – the Made for Love chip – in her brain, allowing him to track her, watch her, and know her “emotional data” as she tries to regain her independence. Through the chip, Byron’s able to watch Hazel’s every move as she flees to her desert hometown to take refuge with her aging widower father Herbert and his synthetic partner, Diane.
The series is based on Alissa Nutting’s 2017 novel of the same name. It stars Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen, Ray Romano, Noma Dumezweni, and Augusto Aguilera along with guest-stars Caleb Foote, Kym Whitley, Nyasha Hatendi, Patti Harrison, Ione Skye, Jon Daly, Matty Cardarople, Mel Rodriguez and Sarunas Jackson.
Made for Love is created by Christina Lee, who is also serving as the showrunner. It will be executive produced by Nutting, Lee, Patrick Somerville, Dean Bakopoulos, Liza Chasin, and SJ Clarkson, who is also directing.