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The Slap

Genres: Drama, Miniseries
Broadcast on: M-Net, M-Net City, eExtra

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Broadcaster information
International channels
NBC : 12 Feb 2015 - 02 Apr 2015

South African channels

M-Net : 16 Mar 2015 - 04 May 2015
M-Net City : 19 Aug 2015 - 23 Sep 2015
eExtra : 11 Sep 2019 - (ongoing)

About the Show

The Slap is an American television drama miniseries developed by Jon Robin Baitz and Walter F. Parkes as an adaptation of an Australian series of the same name, which revolves around the aftermath of a birthday party of a middle-aged city employee when an adult male slaps someone else's misbehaving child Hugo.

Each episode tells the story from the perspective of a different character.

Meet Hector (Peter Sarsgaard), a public servant, husband, father and valued friend on the cusp of his 40th birthday. Meet Aisha (Thandie Newton, Crash, Beloved), Hector's beautiful and intelligent wife who is planning his party filled with friends and his very boisterous Greek family.

Sounds like the makings of a great day, right? Wrong.

As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the young woman he is dangerously captivated by, the built-up tension explodes when Hector's hotheaded cousin slaps another couple's misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends with the child's parents vowing legal action.

What the hosts and guests don't know, however, is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family... and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved.

The Slap also stars Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, American Horror Story), Melissa George (30 Days of Night, In Treatment), Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom) and Brian Cox (X-Men 2, Red 2).

The series is executive produced by writer Jon Robin Baitz, the team of Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, director Lisa Cholodenko, Tony Ayres, Helen Bowden, Michael McMahon and Chris Oliver-Taylor.


Starring

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Manolis

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Rosie

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Sandi

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Connie

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Aisha

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Harry

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Gary

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Hector

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Anouk

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Koula


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