I’ve been waiting for a break in the schedule, and now it’s here. I’ll finally be sitting down this evening with the first four episodes of Ben Stiller, Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin and Jerry Stahl‘s Escape at Donnemara. Benicio del Toro as Richard Matt, Patricia Arquette as Tilly “Shaw-skank” Mitchell, Paul Dano as David Sweat, Bonnie Hunt as a New York State inspector general and Michael Imperioli (!) as NY governor Andrew Cuomo. The final four episodes will be available to press persons soon, I’m told.

Boilerplate: The 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape took place on June 6, 2015, when two inmates, Richard Matt and David Sweat, were discovered missing during a 5:17 a.m. bed check at the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility. Matt and Sweat were both in for murder. Roughly three weeks later Matt was shot and killed near Malone, New York. Two days later Sweat was shot and taken into custody. The manhunt and investigation was said to cost about $23 million.

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