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Open the door on full trailer and episode list for HBO anthology series Room 104

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Jul 3, 2017

HBO has released the first full trailer as well as every episode description for their upcoming anthology series Room 104.

The brainchild of the Duplass Brothers (Mark and Jay), the 12-episode series will kick off on Friday, July 28, on HBO. Each half-hour episode will feature a variety of genres, including comedy, drama and horror (and a bit of sci-fi?). Among the many, many actors guest-starring on the series are quite a few genre favorites, like Orlando Jones, Tony Todd, James Van Der Beek and Nat Wolff, who will soon be seen in Netflix’s Death Note.

Here’s the official description:

“The banal” can be a most interesting place – if you stop and take a look. Telling tales of the characters who pass through a single room of a typical American chain motel, the Duplass Brothers-produced anthology series ROOM 104 begins its 12-episode season FRIDAY, JULY 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. From Mark and Jay Duplass, the show tells a different story each week, with the tone, the characters and the era changing every time. Ranging from comedy to drama to horror, each episode plays like a mini-movie, offering a new discovery from one week to the next, telling tales of everyday people striving for connection and meaning.

Read up on the (again, OFFICIAL) episode descriptions before letting us know which storyline(s) you guys are looking forward to most when HBO opens the door on Room 104 (mine is “The Missionaries,” because it looks like it's going to be fabulously hi-la-ri-ous):

Episode #1: “Ralphie”
Debut: FRIDAY, JULY 28 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT)
Things go horribly awry when a babysitter (Melonie Diaz) arrives at Room 104 to watch an unusual boy named Ralph (Ethan Kent). Ross Partridge also stars.
Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Sarah Adina Smith.

Episode #2: “Pizza Boy”
Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 4 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
A pizza delivery boy gets caught up in a couple’s twisted games. James Van Der Beek and Davie-Blue star.
Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Patrick Brice.

Episode #3: “The Knockadoo”
Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 11 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
A woman (Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris) seeking salvation is visited by a cult priest (Orlando Jones) promising to help her transcend the ordinary world for another realm.
Written by Carson Mell; directed by Sarah Adina Smith.

Episode #4: “I Knew You Weren’t Dead”
Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
A visitor (Jay Duplass) in Room 104 seeks advice about his marital troubles from a long-lost friend. Will Tranfo and Frank Ashmore also star.

Episode #5: “The Internet”
Debut: FRIDAY, AUG. 25 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
In 1997, a son (Karan Soni) must teach his mother (Poorna Jagannathan) how to use the Internet over the phone after leaving behind an important document on his laptop.
Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Doug Emmett.

Episode #6: “Voyeurs”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 1 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
The past and present come face to face when a housekeeper (Dendrie Taylor) reconnects with her younger self (Sarah Hay).
Written by Dayna Hanson; directed by Dayna Hanson.

Episode #7: “The Missionaries”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 8 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
Two young Mormon missionaries (Adam Foster, Nat Wolff) test the boundaries of their faith.
Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Megan Griffiths.

Episode #8: “Phoenix”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
In 1969, the sole survivor (Amy Landecker) of a plane crash is faced with a decision: go back to the life she had or seize the opportunity to start anew. Mae Whitman also stars.
Story by Xan Aranda and Ross Partridge; teleplay by Ross Partridge; directed by Ross Partridge.

Episode #9: “Boris”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
When an aging Croatian tennis player (Konstantin Lavysh) reveals memories of his tortured past to a housekeeper (Veronica Falcon), an unlikely bond is formed. Biff Wiff also stars.
Written by Ross Partridge; directed by Chad Hartigan.

Episode #10: “Red Tent”
Debut: FRIDAY, SEPT. 29 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
Two young men (Keir Gilchrist, Brian Hostenske) plotting to disrupt a political convention are interrupted by nerves… and an AC repairman (Hugo Armstrong).
Written by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck; directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

Episode #11: “The Fight”
Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 6 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
Two female Mixed Martial Arts fighters (Natalie Morgan, Keta Meggett) work together to score a bigger payday in an upcoming bout. Stephen Rannazzisi also stars.
Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Megan Griffiths.

Episode #12: “My Love”
Debut: FRIDAY, OCT. 13 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)
An octogenarian couple (Philip Baker Hall, Ellen Geer) returns to Room 104 to relive their first night together. Jacqueline Wright also stars.
Written by Mark Duplass; directed by Marta Cunningham.

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(via Coming Soon)