Logging into Facebook can be depressing for anyone, but for the recently bereaved, it’s even worse. So perhaps that honestly makes Facebook Watch a fitting home for “Sorry For Your Loss,” the half-hour drama created by playwright Kit Steinkellner about young widow Leigh, played by Elizabeth Olsen, struggling to cope with the death of her husband — a struggle which is all too human, as we see in the trailer below.
Per the official description, “The show is simultaneously devastating and uplifting, with grounded, flawed characters desperate to find humor anywhere they can. The series dives into grief as an unavoidable, universal, transformative part of life. Leigh’s journey will teach us that grief is not something merely to endure, medicate away or ‘muscle through,’ but an essential part of the human experience.”
Beyond Olsen, a beloved indie favorite who’s also been seen kicking ass in the Marvel universe, the cast includes “The Last Jedi” star Kelly Marie Tran, Jovan Adepo (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “Central Park Five”) Mamoudou Athie, and Janet McTeer, most recently seen in “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”
Multiple episodes of the series are directed by James Ponsoldt, whose credits include “The Spectacular Now,” “The End of the Tour,” and the pilot for “Master of None.” He, as well as Olsen, are executive producers, alongside showrunner Lizzy Weiss, Robin Schwartz, Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf for Big Beach TV, and Cynthia Pett, Brad Petrigala, and Jon Liebman for Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Based on the trailer, “Sorry For Your Loss” promises to offer an emotional, yet honest and maybe even at times humorous look at grieving the one you love. Check it out below, and tune in for the premiere on Tuesday, September 18 on Facebook Watch.