FX has released an intense trailer for their upcoming limited series A Teacher, starring Kate Mara (Fantastic Four, House of Cards) and Nick Robinson (The Kings of Summer, Love, Simon). The adaptation is based on the film by Hannah Fidell, who took on the limited series adaptation as creator, writer, and director.
The series will follow Claire (Mara), a high school teacher, and Eric (Robinson), her student, who are deeply entangled in an illegal relationship with one another. Claire is married and navigating the consequences of her affair, as well as her separation from her husband, who is looking to mend their relationship and start a family. Eric is facing his own repercussions as he fights his feelings of heartbreak and confusion amid the scandal.
This looks super intense, and I like that the series is less salacious and more of a cautionary tale. Fidell said of the story:
“We just sort of wanted to make the audience complicit in the affair. The relationship is actually not what it seems and there’s a really bad side of it and potentially he’s a victim here. I want the audience to feel that way as well so to go through the journey with Eric.”
This looks like it’s got great acting, and a story that will really make people think about it from all sides. Check out the trailer below, and watch A Teacher when it premiers for FX exclusively on Hulu on November 10th.