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Arriving Soon at HBO is RAIN DOGS

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HBO, BBC One and Sid Gentle Films Ltd have a little show all ready for us in the eight-episode, half-hour series, RAIN DOGS. It is another one of those perfect little shows that HBO likes to present to us. It debuts MONDAY, MARCH 06 (10:00-10:30 pm ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. 

RAIN DOGS is an unconventional love story between a working-class single mum, her 10-year-old daughter, and a privileged gay man. All gather I’m guessing, to reaffirm that non-traditional families can work out there in the world. From the brilliant new voice of Cash Carraway, it is a wild and punky tale of a mother’s love for her daughter, of deep-rooted and passionate friendships, and of brilliance thwarted by poverty and prejudice. Told with a dark lick of humor and an anarchic attitude, the series stars Daisy May Cooper, Jack Farthing, Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo, and Fleur Tashjian in her debut role, as our four glorious Rain Dogs; a makeshift swaggerous (their word, not mine) family fed on defiance and chaos, and a deep but complicated love.  

People_CashCarrawaySo, let’s start off by asking, “Who is Cash Carraway?” She (pictured) is an Irish author, playwright, and screenwriter who made an impression with her writings when it came to detailing the life of a working-class single mother. So much so, that the BBC gave her the outlet to be the creator, writer, and executive producer of this work. So much so, that HBO decided to carry it as a Monday night show and on HBO Max.  

You may recognize its lead, Daisy Mae Cooper, from AVENUE 5 on HBO, but this English actress is noted in her home country as the 2018 BAFTA TV Award winner for Best Female Comedy Performance for playing Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC Three series This Country. If you take another gander at the big photo above, you’ll see two of Cooper’s castmates. She is dancing with Jack Farthing, who just might be the gay friend, and, on the steps, that’s Fleur Tashjian as the daughter. I hope she is laughing there and not screaming, but time will tell.

Two more questions before we leave it at that. One, what are ‘Rain Dogs’ in this context? And two, shouldn’t Bridget Everett from SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE and Cooper team up next?

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