A&E Network presents "Coma," a four-hour epic two-night event from Ridley and Tony Scott featuring a multiple Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning cast with Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under"), Steven Pasquale ("Do No Harm"), Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn, and Richard Dreyfuss. "Coma," a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook, premieres on Labor Day, Monday, September 3 and concludes on Tuesday, September 4. "Coma" also stars James Rebhorn ("Law & Order," "White Collar"), Joe Morton ("The Good Wife"), Michael Weston ("House") and Joseph Mazello ("The Pacific," "The Social Network"). Emmy Award winner Mikael Salomon ("Band of Brothers") directs the John J. McLaughlin (Black Swan) penned script.
Hollywood is today mourning the tragic loss
of film director and TV show producer Tony Scott, which we posted about
on our Facebook and Twitter feeds this morning. One of his final collaborations with his brother, Ridley Scott, is the upcoming mini-series Coma
, based on the Robin Cook novel (as was the 1978 Michael Crichton-directed film starring Geneviève Bujold). The new 2-episode production (two hours each) will air on the A&E network this Labor Day, and the day after, and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is already announcing a DVD release of this for October 30th
Please note that the timing of this is coincidental to the tragic news; Sony had previously planned on this title's announce date being today, and the info automatically went out this morning with no relationship to Mr. Scott's passing.
Starring Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under; Torchwood: Miracle Day
), the cast also includes Ellen Burstyn, Geena Davis, Richard Dreyfuss, James Woods and Steven Pasquale. Running approx. 160 minutes total, the show is presented in anamorphic widescreen video, English 5.1 audio, closed captioning, and subtitles in English and French. Cost will be $38.99 SRP. Package art isn't available yet, nor extras (if any), but stay tuned for updates!