Friday nights after LATE NIGHT WITH BILL MAHER has become the timeslot to catch unique content on HBO. WYANE CENAC’s PROBLEM AREAS, RANDOM ACTS OF FLYNESS, TRACEY ULLMAN’S SHOW ANIMALS. and HIGH MAINTENANCE all started Friday nights. One of the more successful shows in that after 11:00pm spot has been ROOM 104 which returns to that night soon for its third season. A press release presents some details:
ANTHOLOGY SERIES ROOM 104 RETURNS SEPTEMBER 13
ROOM 104 returns for its third season FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 11:00pm ET/PT, exclusively on HBO. Created by Jay and Mark Duplass (HBO’s ANIMALS. and TOGETHERNESS), the late-night, half-hour anthology series ROOM 104 returns with 12 new episodes, telling unique and unexpected tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel. While the room stays the same, every episode of the series features a different story, with the tone, plot, characters, and even the time period, changing with each installment.
Tapping into a variety of genres, from dark comedy to poignant drama to musical romance, the stories and characters featured in season 3 include: a man searching for a cure to his chronic skin condition; the caretaker of an exotic animal looking to make a sale; estranged siblings reuniting to make an investment; and more. Filled with plenty of twists and surprises, this season offers a new discovery from one episode to the next, telling tales of everyday people striving for connection and meaning inside a single room. The season three cast includes Luke Wilson, Christine Woods, Eric Edelstein, Robert Longstreet, Dale Dickey, Tom Woodruff Jr., Arturo Castro, Gina Gallego, François Chau, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Iyana Halley, James Babson, Sam Richardson, Steve Little, Fred Melamed, Julianna Barwick, Atsuko Okatsuka, Gianni Arone, Jimmy Ray Flynn, Tony Plana, Angie Cepeda, Julian Acosta, Timm Sharp, Mary Mouser, Macon Blair, Kristina Harrison, Carl De Gregorio, Josh Fadem, David Paymer, Marielle Scott, Ashley Marie Jones, Jeremy Guskin, Mario Revolori, Ryan Coil, Nate Smith, Jessica Makinson, Paul F. Tompkins, June Squibb, Aislinn Paul, Jon Bass, Lily Mae Harrington, J.P. Giuliotti, Ian Merrigan and Aasif Mandvi. Also appearing is the hairy guy pictured here. He also surfaces in the trailer announcing the upcoming season. Check it out.
Yep, a perfect representation of what this anthology series is all about. It is a place where it is normal to see a silverback gorilla walk in, for an agent of the devil to hang out, for fire, magic and weird-out oddity to run rampant. A bonus this season seems to be the origin story of this little motel and its titled room. HBOWatch will be checking in come Friday, September 13. Will you?