The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks
|The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks|
|Created by||Peter Glanz|
|Written by||Peter Glanz and Juan Iglesias|
|Directed by||Peter Glanz|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Executive producer(s)||Peter Glanz, Neda Armian and Juan Iglesias|
|Running time||40 minutes (total)|
|Original release||August 22– September 5, 2011|
The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks is an American web series from AMC. It premiered in three sub-15 minute episodes on August 22, 2011. The series marked the first production for AMC's Digital Studios, which co-released the program through Hulu. It starred Adam Goldberg as the title character and Jeffrey Tambor as his psychiatrist.
Early in each episode, Arthur sits in a session with his therapist, rehashing his latest sexual encounter. Arthur is a successful theater director who is working to stage an elaborate play that mirrors his dysfunctional love life. Arthur has run-ins with barely legal teens, over-emotional actors and surprise escorts. Aided by his therapist, and friend, Chandler Brown (Pete Chekvala), he attempts to navigate through this complex love life (and, accordingly, his on-stage meta-life).
Some scenes reference the film Deconstructing Harry.
- Adam Goldberg as Arthur Banks
- Jeffrey Tambor as The Therapist
- Larry Pine as The Narrator
- Pete Chekvala as Chandler Brown
- Wendy Glenn as Annette
- Laura Clery as Cornelia Klein
- Fabianne Therese as Chloe
- Camille Cregan as The Understudy
- Barry Primus as George Epstein
- Liesl Gaffney Dawson as Sophie
- Episode One: I Pulled A Polanski
- Episode Two: The Silent Treatment
- Episode Three: The Latent Existentialist
- ""AMC Launches AMC Digital Studios With The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks on Aug. 22" by AMCTV.com". AMC. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
- ""AMC Launches Digital Outfit, says it's "grateful" to Frank Darabont" by Steven Zeitchik". The LA Times. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
- ""Details - Episode 1: I Pulled A Polanski" by Peter Glanz". AMC. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
- ""Details - Episode 2: The Silent Treatment" by Peter Glanz". AMC. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
- ""Details - Episode 3: The Latent Existentialist" by Peter Glanz". AMC. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
- ""The Cast" by AMCTV.com". AMC. Retrieved 2011-08-25.