By Nick Romano
January 05, 2018 at 03:02 PM EST


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If you’re a fan of Steven Soderbergh (Logan Lucky, The Knick), interactive storytelling, and murder mysteries, then this might be your next big TV obsession. HBO released a brand-new MOSAIC trailer, which previews the filmmaker’s mysterious new project that’s been three years in the making.

For a while, we didn’t know much about MOSAIC other than it was a new app experience that brings a choose-your-own-adventure-style flair to Soderbergh’s new story.

Sharon Stone — known for roles in Basic Instinct, Casino, and Total Recall — plays Olivia Lake, a notable children’s author and illustrator whose career makes her something of a celebrity in her mountain resort town. On New Year’s Day, she vanishes, leaving behind a blood-stained studio for detective Nate Henry (Devin Ratray) to investigate.

MOSAIC transforms into a whodunit mystery. There are faces like JC (Paul Reubens), Olivia’s trusted friend; Joel Hurley (Garrett Hedlund), a newcomer in town who ends up living and working at Olivia’s place; Laura (Maya Kazan), Joel’s girlfriend who stokes Olivia’s jealously upon arrival; Eric Neill (Frederick Weller), a charming stranger who’s determined to woo Olivia; and Petra (Jennifer Ferrin), Eric’s sister who helps try to solve the mystery.

What is sure to intrigue viewers is that there is more than one way to watch the series unfold. You can either tune in on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on HBO to watch the premiere episode. Subsequent installments will continue to air in the same time slot on Jan. 23, 24, and 25, with the final two airing on Friday, Jan. 26.

The other option is through the MOSAIC app. According to its description, it “allows viewers to choose what point-of-view from which to follow the story and to, in effect, build their own experience from the material Soderbergh and [Ed] Solomon created. The choices one makes build upon one another, enabling multiple tellings of the story from different perspectives and, sometimes, with different conclusions.”

Soderbergh directed all six episodes, which were written by Solomon.  Check out the new poster and episode descriptions below.


Episode #1
Debut date: MONDAY, JAN. 22 (8:00–8:50 p.m. ET/PT)
In Summit, Utah, celebrated children’s author Olivia Lake (Sharon Stone) and her close friend, JC (Paul Reubens), attend a fete hosted by Michael O’Connor (James Ransone), a wealthy financier and neighbor who delivered seed money for Mosaic, a children’s art workshop that is her pet project. Bartending at the party is Joel (Garrett Hedlund), an aspiring artist who catches Olivia’s wandering eye. Deciding to mentor the handsome young man, Olivia offers him lodging and a workspace at her home, a remote estate with picturesque countryside views. Michael and his associate, Tom Davis (Michael Cerveris), are extremely interested in buying Olivia’s property, and when she balks, they enlist a con man, Eric Neill (Frederick Weller), to convince her to sell.

Episode #2
Debut date: TUESDAY, JAN. 23 (8:00–8:50 p.m.)
While criticizing Joel (Garrett Hedlund) for not telling her about his girlfriend, Laura (Maya Kazan), Olivia (Sharon Stone) finds herself emotionally drawn to Eric (Frederick Weller), who suggests they meet with Michael (James Ransone) and Tom (Michael Cerveris) about financing an expansion of Mosaic to other cities. Eric’s secretive employer chafes over Eric’s slow progress in getting Olivia to sell her property, and is floored when Eric announces he’s quitting the scam and will come clean to Olivia. That decision triggers a chain of events that ends with Olivia vanishing on New Year’s Day — and Eric targeted as the prime suspect in her disappearance

Episode #3
Debut date: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 24 (8:00–8:50 p.m.)
Alan Pape (Beau Bridges), a longtime veteran of the police department, is hired by Tom Davis (Michael Cerveris) to run a lucrative private-security operation in Summit. After a break in Olivia’s case, Eric’s sister, Petra (Jennifer Ferrin), queries Summit detective Nate Henry (Devin Ratray) about alibis, and heads to Louisiana to track down Joel (Garrett Hedlund), who’s relocated there with Laura (Maya Kazan). Reluctantly, he agrees to return to Summit with Petra, and ends up scouring the local bars in search of a mysterious intruder

Episode #4
Debut date: THURSDAY, JAN. 25 (8:00–8:50 p.m.)
Joel’s (Garrett Hedlund) New Year’s Eve whereabouts comes under increased scrutiny after his bar buddy, Frank (Jeremy Bobb), admits to Nate (Devin Ratray) and Petra (Jennifer Ferrin) that their alibi was bogus. A visit to a New Year’s reveler clears up one issue, but the timing of another remains unclear.

Episode #5
Debut date: FRIDAY, JAN. 26 (8:00–8:50 p.m.)
Though he has suspicions that the wrong man is in prison, Nate (Devin Ratray) faces major obstacles as he tries to get a subpoena on a closed case. Eric (Frederick Weller) is dogged by allegations stemming from an earlier mysterious death. An increasingly paranoid Joel (Garrett Hedlund) weighs his options as evidence against him mounts.

Episode #6 (finale)
Debut date: FRIDAY, JAN. 26 (8:50–9:45 p.m.)
Determined to uncover the missing pieces of the Summit murder puzzle, Petra (Jennifer Ferrin) turns up the heat on JC (Paul Reubens), Alan (Beau Bridges) and Tom (Michael Cerveris) while probing the mining history of several interconnected Summit properties. After getting the cold shoulder from the lead prosecutor on a closed case, she finds herself treading on dangerous ground as the truth — or what she hopes is the truth — is finally revealed.


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