I Know This Much Is True is an English emotional drama series that has been adapted from author Wally Lamb’s best-selling novel of the same name. The series stars Mark Ruffalo in the double-role of identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey and has Oscar winner Melissa Leo playing their mother, Concettina Ipolita Tempesta Birdsey. The limited series is an epic drama of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness, set in 20th century America. The narrative follows Dominick, as he cares for his schizophrenic twin brother, Thomas, and in turn, derives support from him, however small. When Thomas self-harms himself in the most bloodiest way, he’s put into a maximum security mental asylum. Dominick struggles for his release from the asylum and to be shifted to a less stringent facility. In between, the series goes through a series of flashbacks, as Dominick delves into the history of his family, to make startling discoveries about his family.
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Imogen Poots, Juliette Lewis, Kathryn Hahn, Karen Gillan, Aisling Franciosi
Directed and written by Derek Cianfrance