HBO has released the official trailer for its upcoming comedy series Camping, starring Jennifer Garner and David Tennant.
The new show, from executive producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner of Girls, stars Garner and Tennant as Kathryn and Walt Siddell-Bauers, a “not-so-happily married couple,” who go on a meticulously planned outdoor trip to celebrate Walt’s 45th birthday. Their getaway is soon turned into a test of marriage and friendships due to uninvited guests, forces of nature and Kathryn’s urge to control everything.
The cast also includes Juliette Lewis, Ione Skye, Arturo del Puerto, Janicza Bravo, Brett Gelman, and Bridget Everett.
The trailer gives viewers a glimpse into the adventures of Kathryn, Walt and their friends while camping. “It’s nice to get away and unplug,” a woman says while heading for lunch in the company of her friends. Garner’s character, Kathryn, is seen reminding her group that she’s the only certified lifeguard present and urging them to keep an eye on her, saying – in another scene – that “it’s time to get our buns in gear for our fossil hunt” and informing the group – in another scene – that they have in plan birds of prey watching. In one of the shots, Walt is asked by someone what’s Kathryn’s diagnosis, to which he answers “she’s mentally quite sound.” “The weird thing about life, you can feel fine, but also know you’re a ticking time bomb,” Kathryn is heard saying on voiceover while on screen she is seen in the trailer of a car, holding her son, and then laying in a small bed with him, holding him in her arms.
The song used in the trailer is a rendition of “I Love the World”, also known as “I Love the Whole World,” an advertising campaign launched by Discovery Channel in 2008, which is a re-writing of a traditional camping song known as “I Love the Mountains” or “I Love the Flowers”, featuring a chorus of “boom-de-yah-da, boom-de-yah-da”.
Camping is set to premiere this fall, on October 14.