Mark Ruffalo’s series debuts on HBO

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    FROM acclaimed writer and director Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine,” “The Place Beyond the Pines”) comes “I Know This Much Is True,” a six-part limited drama series debuting same time as the US on May 11 at 9 a.m. on HBO GO and HBO with encore on the same day at 10 p.m. on HBO, starring Mark Ruffalo, who also serves as an executive producer, as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a family saga that follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.

    Based on Wally Lamb’s award-winning New York Times bestseller of the same name, the series shows Dominick and Thomas at different stages in their lives, beginning in their present with both brothers approaching middle-age, filled in with Dominick’s flashbacks to their young adulthood. New episodes of the series premiere every Monday at the same time.

    Melissa Leo stars as Ma, mother of Dominick and Thomas; Rosie O’Donnell as Lisa Sheffer, a social worker for unit two at the Hatch Forensic Institute; Archie Panjabi as Dr. Patel, Thomas’ newly appointed psychologist; Imogen Poots as Joy Hanks, Dominick’s live-in girlfriend; John Procaccino as Ray Birdsey, Dominick and Thomas’ stepfather; Rob Huebel as Leo, Dominick’s best friend; Philip Ettinger as the young adult Dominick and Thomas Birdsey; Aisling Franciosi as young Dessa Constantine; Michael Greyeyes as Ralph Drinkwater, a former classmate from Dominick and Thomas’ youth whose life intersects once again with Dominick; Guillermo Diaz as Sergeant Mercado; Marcello Fonte as Domenico Onofrio Tempesta, Dominick and Thomas’ maternal grandfather from Sicily; Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Hume, head of the board at the Hatch Forensic Institute; Brian Goodman as Al, an older cop; with Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis as Nedra Frank, a self-absorbed grad student hired by Dominick; and Kathryn Hahn as Dessa Constantine, Dominick’s ex-wife.

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