Set in a colorful academic community in Texas, this series follows a frustrated filmmaker named Chris (Kathryn Hahn) and a writer, Sylvere, who are in a troubled marriage, and their fascination with a charismatic professor named Dick. The story is adapted from Chris Kraus’ novel of the same name, and is told Rashomon-style, where shifting points of view reveal contradictory interpretations of the same events. Kevin Bacon plays the titular role, a renowned, macho scholar who infuriates Chris but also unleashes her artistic awakening.
The Amazon pilot premiered on August 19, 2016, and the first season was released
on May 12, 2017. On January 17, 2018, the series was canceled after one season.