Showtime has revealed the first trailer for Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon’s upcoming country music series George & Tammy. The series was created by Abe Sylvia (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) and directed by John Hillcoat (The Road). The story will concentrate on the tempestuous marriage of C&W music couple George Jones and Tammy Wynette.
The series is based on the book The Three of Us: Growing Up with Tammy and George, which was written by the couple’s daughter, Georgette Jones.
“chronicles the country music power couple, Tammy Wynette and George Jones, whose complicated-but-enduring relationship inspired some of the most iconic music of all time. Remembered as the ‘First Lady of Country Music,’ Wynette’s most successful song ‘Stand by Your Man’ remains one of the most iconic and best-selling country singles by a female artist. Known for his once-in-a-lifetime voice, George Jones’ song ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today,’ is still widely called the greatest country song of all time. With over 30 number-one country songs between them, including duets ‘We’re Gonna Hold On,’ ‘Golden Ring’ and ‘Near You,’ George and Tammy’s legacy, both musically and romantically, remains one of the greatest love stories ever told.”
It was explained that Shannon and Chastain will do their own singing in the series. Steve Zahn also stars as George Richey, “a songwriter, producer and mainstay of the Nashville country music community who married Wynette after she and Jones split up in 1975.”
The premiere episode of George & Tammy will air on Showtime and on the Paramount Network behind Yellowstone on Sunday, December 4th.