Limited Series MRS. FLETCHER Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta

Nicole Holofcener Directs The Pilot From A Script Written By Tom Perrotta

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Sep 16 · 6 min read

Starring Kathryn Hahn (Emmy® nominee for “Transparent”; HBO’s forthcoming “I Know This Much Is True”) in the title role, MRS. FLETCHER, a seven-episode limited series debuting SUNDAY, OCT. 27 (10:30–11:00 p.m. ET/PT), is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta. The series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

As the series begins, Eve Fletcher (Kathryn Hahn), a mid-40s single mom who works as the executive director of a senior center, drops her only child off at college and returns home to a very empty house. Meanwhile, Eve’s son Brendan (Jackson White), a popular (though sometimes clueless) jock, finds college is a little more complicated than he expected and struggles to make connections with his more socially and politically aware fellow students. As mother and son find themselves alone for the first time, this sharp, provocative series navigates themes of parenthood, sexuality, love, and identity in a cultural moment when attitudes about gender and sex are evolving rapidly.

Photo: Kathryn Hahn (Credit: Sarah Schatz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

The cast also includes Owen Teague, Katie Kershaw, Domenick Lombardozzi, Cameron Boyce, Jen Richards and Casey Wilson.

Episodes include:

Episode 1: “Empty Best”

Photo: Kathryn Hahn (Credit: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

On the day before her son leaves for college, Eve Fletcher (Kathryn Hahn) has to deal with some inappropriate behavior in the workplace. Brendan (Jackson White) runs into an ex-girlfriend at a party.

Written by Tom Perrotta; directed by Nicole Holofcener.

Photos: Kathryn Hahn; Jackson White
Photos: Jackson White, Owen Teague; Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson (Credit for all: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode 2: “Free Sample”

Photo: Kathryn Hahn (Credit: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

While Brendan (Jackson White) gets settled at BSU, Eve (Kathryn Hahn) finds herself torn between the fantasy world of internet porn and the prospect of a real-life date. Roy Rafferty (Bill Raymond) gets into some trouble at the Senior Center.

Written by Dana Fish; directed by Liesl Tommy.

Photos: Jackson White; Kathryn Hahn, Katie Kershaw
Photos (L-R): Owen Teague; Jackson White; Jen Richards
Photos (L-R): Jackson White; Katie Kershaw, Bill Raymond; Gabrielle Hespe, Jackson White (Credit for all: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode 3: “Care Package”

Photo: Kathryn Hahn, Owen Teague (Credit: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Brendan (Jackson White) visits a peer support group and makes a new friend. After a troubling encounter with her ex-husband, Ted (Josh Hamilton), Eve (Kathryn Hahn) bonds with her community college writing class at a local bar.

Written by Jeremy Beiler; directed by Liesl Tommy.

Photos: Gabrielle Hespe, Jackson White; Kathryn Hahn
Photos: Jackson White, Jaqwan J. Kelly, Sean Fosse, Gage Banister; Jen Richards (Credit for all: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only).

Episode 4: “Parents’ Weekend”

Photo: Domenick Lombardozzi, Kathryn Hahn, Katie Kershaw (Credit: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Eve (Kathryn Hahn) and her colleague Amanda (Katie Kershaw), attend a wake. Meanwhile, Brendan (Jackson White) reconnects with Ted (Josh Hamilton) at Parents’ Weekend, and Margo (Jen Richards) and Curtis (Rashad Edwards) go on a first date.

Written by Eric Ledgin; directed by Carrie Brownstein

Photos: Kathryn Hahn, Katie Kershaw; Jen Richards, Rashad Edwards
Photos: Josh Hamilton, John James Cronin, Christine Evangelista, Jackson White; Josh Hamilton, Jackson White (Credit for all: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode 5: “Invisible Fence”

Photo: Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson (Credit: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Eve (Kathryn Hahn) gets out of her comfort zone, joining Margo (Jen Richards) at a hip party in Brooklyn. Brendan (Jackson White) and Chloe (Jasmine Cephas Jones) have an unexpected encounter at a college event promoting body-positivity.

Written by Elle McLeland; directed by Carrie Brownstein.

Photos: Kathryn Hahn; Jasmine Jones, Jackson White
Photos: Jackson White; Jen Richards, Kathryn Hahn (Credit for all: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode 6: “Solar Glow”

Photo: Kathryn Hahn (Credit: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

While helping her friend Jane (Casey Wilson) through a marital crisis, Eve (Kathryn Hahn) is distracted by a series of flirtatious texts. Brendan (Jackson White) and Chloe (Jasmine Cephas Jones) have a study date.

Written by Kate Thulin; directed by Gillian Robespierre.

Photos: Jackson White, Jasmine Jones; Casey Wilson, Kathryn Hahn
Photos: Casey Wilson, Kathryn Hahn; Owen Teague (Credit for all: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note these are promotional photos for press only.

Episode 7: “Welcome Back” (series finale)

Photo: Kathryn Hahn (Credit: Sarah Shatz/HBO). Please note this is a promotional photo for press only.

Eve (Kathryn Hahn) celebrates a life-changing decision. Brendan (Jackson White) has an epiphany about college. Sanjay (Cheech Manohar) does a good deed.

Written by Tom Perrotta; directed by Gillian Robespierre.

Photo: Kathryn Hahn, Casey Wilson (Credit: Jojo Whilden/HBO).
Photos (L-R): Katie Kershaw; Jen Richards, Rashad Edwards, Michael Torpey, Casey Wilson (Credit for both: Jojo Whilden/HBO); Jackson White (Credit: Sarah Shatz/HBO).
Photos (L-R): Jen Richards, Rashad Edwards; Katie Kershaw, Owen Teague (Credit for both: Jojo Whilden/HBO); Cheech Manohar, Jackson White (Credit: Barbara Nitke/HBO).

MRS. FLETCHER was created by Tom Perrotta; based on the book written by Tom Perrotta; executive producer/writer Tom Perrotta; executive producer Helen Estabrook.

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