'Frayed': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the HBO Max comedy series

'Frayed' tells the hilarious story about a woman, who after losing everything in her life — husband and money — is forced to return to the very place she tried to flee many years ago


                            'Frayed': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the HBO Max comedy series
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In two weeks, HBO will launch its streaming service HBO Max and among the plethora of shows that are due to premiere on the site is British scripted comedy 'Frayed'.

'Frayed' tells the hilarious story about a woman, who after losing everything in her life — husband and money — is forced to return to the very place she tried to flee many years ago.

Now back with her two children, she is forced to confront her new reality and at the same time try to make peace with her past. Here is everything you need to know about the series making its US premiere on HBO Max.

Release date

The British scripted comedy will be making its US premiere on July 30, 2020. 

Plot

According to the official synopsis, "In 1988, Simone Burbeck's life appears perfect. She lives in a mansion in London with her perfect husband and children and her life is a merry-go-round of expensive renovations, dinner parties and school fundraisers. There's just one problem: it's all lies."

"When her husband has a fatal heart attack in a disastrous session with a prostitute, the true state of their finances is revealed. Simone is broke, homeless and a social outcast."

"With no other options, and two children to care for, she is forced to return to her family home in Newcastle, Australia. It turns out Simone's past isn't quite the story she told everyone in London. Nothing about Simone is what it appears to be. Oh, and her real name is Sammy."

Cast

Sarah Kendall as Sammy Cooper

Sarah Kendall attends the Writers' Guild Awards 2019 held at Royal College Of Physicians on January 14, 2019 in London, England (Getty Images)

Kendall stars as the creator, writer and producer of 'Frayed'. She is known for her work on 'Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections', her performance as Libby McKenzie in 'Clare in the Community' and for her appearance on the season finale episode of the first season of 'Motherland'. 

Kerry Armstrong as Jean

Kerry Armstrong arrives ahead of the 6th AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel | Industry Dinner Presented by Blue Post at The Star on December 5, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Getty Images)

Armstrong is one of only two actresses to win two Australian Film Institute Awards in the same year — in 2001, she won the Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Lantana' and Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama for 'SeaChange'. She is known for her work on 'Prisoner', 'Skyways', and 'Bed of Roses'. 

Creators

Clelia Mountford, Sharon Horgan, Kevin Whyte, Morwenna Gordon, Rick Kalowski and Que Minh Luu serve as executive producers. Frayed is a Merman production in association with Guesswork Television for ABC (Australia) and Sky (UK) in association with Create NSW.

The series is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.

Trailer



 

The trailer for 'Frayed' gives us an insight into the sudden turn of events that have brought Sammy's life and the lives of her two children to a standstill. Set in 1989, after the death of her husband and losing all their wealth, she is forced to be a recluse and return to her hometown of Newcastle.

Once there, she tries to make amends with her past and create something for her future. Will she succeed? The comedy follows the journey of Sammy Cooper, a fabulously wealthy London housewife.

Where to watch

'Frayed' makes its US premiere on July 30, 2020. 

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