Enlightened

Enlightened

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Enlightened is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on HBO on October 10, 2011. The series was created by Mike White, who wrote every episode, and Laura Dern, who plays the lead role of Amy Jellicoe.

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Written by
Mike White
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Narrated by
Laura Dern
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Country of origin
United States
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Original language
English
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No. of seasons
2
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PRODUCTION

Executive producer
Mike White
Laura Dern
Scott Stephens
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Producer
David Bernad
Jason Weinberg
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Cinematography
Xavier Pérez Grobet
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Running time
25–30 minutes
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Production company
Rip Cord Productions
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RELEASE

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Original release
October 10, 2011 (2011-10-10)
March 3, 2013 (2013-03-03)
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CHRONOLOGY

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  • Abaddon is the biblical term for the place of destruction - Hell.
  • Laura Dern and Diane Ladd are also mother and daughter in real life.
  • Because creator Mike White wrote all the episodes by himself, without a writers' room, every season was fully written before each shooting.
  • On a roundtable for comedy actresses put together by the magazine The Hollywood Reporter, Laura Dern commented her surprise regarding the journalist questions about the show. According to Dern, many of them emphasized the imperfect personality of her character, making the actress wonder if James Gandolfini or Larry David (stars of The Sopranos and Curb your enthusiasm, also on HBO) were asked the same types of questions, considering their characters are praised for how flawed they are. Dern reveals that she just assumed the audience would be interested in seeing a female character whose strength and comicality came from her extreme behavior, and that she never got those questions when promoting independent movies, where she had played characters with similar traits.
  • Originally season 2 had 10 episodes, but when HBO cut the order by two, Mike White had to rewrite some things, like a story line where Amy's sister stayed on the house for the whole season.

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