If Andy Samberg got into a fight with Kit Harington, it’s pretty clear who would win (Jon Snow trumps Jake Peralta, unless Terry Crews stepped in as the detective’s champion). But if the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” comedian played the “Game of Thrones” star in tennis, who knows what would happen?
We’ll find out when HBO debuts “7 Days in Hell,” a new “documentary” starring the two actors, on July 11. Featuring tennis stars and celebrity commenters alike, the mockumentary focuses on “the longest and greatest tennis match of all time.” Samberg stars as Aaron Williams, a hyper-malcontent whose eagerly anticipated face-off with arch-rival Charles Poole (Harington) takes more out of everyone than anyone could have expected.
HBO’s official synopsis for “7 Days in Hell” reads: “This sports ‘documentary’ brings together Andy Samberg and Kit Harington for a look back at a pair of fictional players from the not-too-distant past, who played the longest and greatest tennis match of all time: a seven-day, five-set marathon that took literally everything out of them. In addition to highlights (and lowlights) from the match, the special looks back at the lives and careers of the competitors: Aaron Williams (Samberg), a hyper-malcontent, and Charles Poole (Harington), a dim-witted prodigy who carried England’s hopes for a tennis champion on his shoulders.”
Watch the trailer above and look for “7 Days in Hell” at 10pm, July 11, only on HBO (and HBO Go, HBO NOW, your friend’s HBO Go, etc.).