HBO has released an official teaser for its upcoming series Bad Education, starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman, Academy Award winner Allison Janney and Emmy winner Ray Romano.
Based on a true story and directed by Cory Finley, the series features Jackman as Dr. Frank Tassone, as the superintendent of the Roslyn School District, in Long Island, that he led to be the fourth best in the country. According to the official synopsis, when a student reporter starts to trace embezzlement at this school district, after the assistant superintendent makes a crucial mistake that hints at corruption that spans over a decade, Tassone is “forced to deal with the fallout of this scandal and attempts to protect others – and himself”.
The teaser trailer gives viewers a glimpse into the show and presents some of the positive reviews the show and the starring actors have received. Allison Janey, for instance, was described by Variety as “astonishing,” and Jackman’s performance was praised, as well. “Hugh Jackman delivers an acting master class… the best work of his career” Variety wrote.
The song used in the trailer is Deep Purple’s 1968 single “Hush!”, included on their debut studio album, “Shades of Deep Purple”.
The series, also reviewed as “diabolically smart” and “masterful” is set to debut on Saturday, April 25.