Showtime's Escape At Dannemora — Official Trailer


added: Mon, Aug 6th '18

Showtime has released the first official trailer for "Escape At Dannemora," the upcoming eight-part miniseries that's based on the true-life prison break in upstate New York that ended up spawning a massive statewide manhunt in the summer of 2015.

Directed and executive produced by Ben Stiller, the ripped-from-the-headlines drama stars Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro and Paul Dano as convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat, who were able to sexually seduce a lonely prison tailor and housewife named Tilly Mitchell (played by Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette) and convince her to help them escape by smuggling hacksaw blades inside frozen hamburger meat.

Co-starring Bonnie Hunt, Eric Lange, and David Morse, the limited series is written and executive produced by TV writer Brett Johnson (Mad Men) and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Michael Tolkin (The Player, Deep Cover, Changing Lanes) -- side note: Johnson and Tolkin also both previously wrote for the Showtime series "Ray Donovan."

"Escape At Dannemora," which marks a darker, dramatic turn for comic actor/filmmaker Ben Stiller who directs the entire eight episodes, is set to premiere Sunday, November 18th on Showtime.

ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA is based on the stranger-than-fiction prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 which spawned a statewide manhunt for two convicted murderers, aided in their escape by a married female prison employee who carried on months-long affairs with both men.

Benicio Del Toro plays convicted murderer Richard Matt, an artistic yet intimidating force within the prison, who masterminds the escape. Patricia Arquette plays Tilly Mitchell, a working class wife and mother who supervises the prison tailor shop and becomes sexually involved with both men, ultimately agreeing to hide hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to help them get out. Paul Dano plays David Sweat, a convicted cop-killer who may have genuine feelings for Tilly and becomes a reluctant partner in Richard Matt's plot.


directed by   Ben Stiller

starring   Patricia Arquette, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Lange, David Morse

release date   November 18, 2018 (on Showtime)

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