The second season of the acclaimed short-form British series State of the Union premieres on Monday, February 14, on Sundance Now. Made up of 10 brief 10-minute episodes, the show delves into brief moments that piece together a picture of contemporary relationships in tight, minimalist storytelling, from the creative mind of Nick Hornby (About a Boy, Fever Pitch). Season two sees a new cast than season one, with Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges), Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects), and Esco Jouléy (High Maintenence). Read on to learn how to stream State of the Union without cable.
State of the Union on Sundance Now
State of the Union is available through Sundance Now, a partner site for AMC, and an al carte streaming service focused on unique storytelling, including films from the Sundance Institute, as well as imports, such as State of the Union from the UK.
Sundance Now is available for a direct subscription after a 7-day free trial, running either $59.99 yearly ($4.99/month) or $6.99 monthly. Sundance Now offers a 7-day Free Trial. The service can be streamed online at Sundancenow.com, or via apps for iOS and Google devices, on Roku, Xbox One, and Amazon Fire. Also, it is available as an add-on subscription through YouTube TV, Sling TV, and Amazon.
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About State of the Union Season 1
In a unique storytelling form of brief, 10-minute episodes, writer Nick Hornby and director Stephen Frears crafted an intimate look at modern relationships. Each episode of season one was set in a pub immediately before couple Tom and Louse (Chris O’Dowd and Rosamund Pike) headed into their weekly marital therapy session, giving a glimpse of the history, struggles, and possible future of their lives together. In season two, we see a new couple, played by Brendan Gleeson and Patricia Clarkson, hashing out thier pre-therapy issues in a coffee shop. Season two also turns a two-hander to a triple with barista (and referee) Esco Jouléy joining in the conversation.
How to Watch Season 1 of State of the Union
All episodes of the first season are on live on Sundance Now, so you can do a quick binge to get the gist of the season before season two premieres. And while the two storylines are completely separate, at only 100 minutes total, it’s an easy binge indeed.