Irma Vep

Irma Vep – Irma Vep is a comedy-drama television miniseries that has been created, written, and directed by Olivier Assayas for HBO. Irma Vep is based on Assayas’s 1996 film of the same name, the series premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival on May 22. It debuted on June 6, 2022, and ended on July 25, consisting of eight episodes. It stars Alicia Vikander as Mira and an ensemble supporting cast, including Adria Arjona, Byron Bowers, Jeanne Balibar, Vincent Lacoste, Nora Hamzawi, Hippolyte Girardot, Devon Ross, Alex Descas, Antoine Reinartz, and Lars Eidinger.

Irma Vep – Overview

Show NameIrma Vep
GenreComedy Drama
Created byOlivier Assayas
Based onIrma Vep by Olivier Assayas
Written byOlivier Assayas
Directed byOlivier Assayas
StarringAlicia Vikander
Vincent Macaigne
ComposerThurston Moore
CountryUnited States
Original languagesEnglish
No. of episodes8
Executive producersOlivier Assayas
Alicia Vikander
Ravi Nandan
Hallie Sekoff
Stuart Manashil
Kevin Turen
Ashley Levinson
Sam Levinson
Sylvie Barthet
Daniel Delume
ProducerJes Anderson
CinematographyYorick Le Saux
Denis Lenoir
EditorsMarion Monnier
François Gédigier
Simon Jacquet
Running time46–58 minutes
companiesVortex Sutra
The Reasonable Bunch
Little Lamb
Original networkHBO (United States)
OCS City (France)
Original releaseJune 6th – July 25th, 2022

Irma Vep – Cast

  • Alicia Vikander as Mira Harberg
  • Vincent Macaigne as René Vidal
  • Adria Arjona as Laurie
  • Byron Bowers as Herman Ray
  • Jeanne Balibar as Zoe, a costume designer
  • Vincent Lacoste as Edmond Lagrange
  • Nora Hamzawi as Carla
  • Hippolyte Girardot as Robert Danjou
  • Devon Ross as Regina
  • Antoine Reinartz as Jérémie
  • Carrie Brownstein as Zelda
  • Lars Eidinger as Gottfried
  • Tom Sturridge as Eamonn
  • Fala Chen as Cynthia Keng
  • Pascal Greggory as Gautier Parcheminerie
  • Dominique Reymond as René’s therapist

Irma Vep – Episodes

No.Episode NamesDirected & Written byOriginal air date
1“The Severed Head”Olivier AssayasJune 6, 2022
2“The Ring that Kills”Olivier AssayasJune 13, 2022
3“Dead Man’s Escape”Olivier AssayasJune 20, 2022
4“The Poisoner”Olivier AssayasJune 27, 2022
5“Hypnotic Eyes”Olivier AssayasJuly 4, 2022
6“The Thunder Master”Olivier AssayasJuly 11, 2022
7“The Spectre”Olivier AssayasJuly 18, 2022
8“The Terrible Wedding”Olivier AssayasJuly 25, 2022


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