Tennis Identity

7 Days in Hell: Eternal Flames


Remember the 11-hour+ Isher-Mahut match at Wimbledon that went on for parts of three days back in the summer of 2010? Well, it’s back, in the form of an HBO “mockumentary” called “7 Days in Hell: Eternal Flames.” It pits #128 seed “Aaron Williams” (comedian Andy Samberg) in a 2001 first round Wimbledon match against the #2 seed, his rival “Charles Poole” (Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones” fame.) Loads of tennis cameos.

103-102 in the fifth set? As someone once said, “You cannot be serious!”

7 DAYS IN HELL, DEBUTS JULY 11 on HBO, 10:00 – 10:45 pm ET/PT.

Other HBO playdates: July 11 (2:35 a.m.), 14 (10:00 p.m.), 17 (1:15 a.m.), 20 (12:30 a.m.), 22 (1:20 a.m.) and 24 (midnight).  HBO2 playdates: July 12 (6:30 p.m.), 13 (2:15 a.m.), 16 (10:05 p.m.), 18 (midnight), 25 (1:50 a.m.), 28 (10:00 p.m.) and 30 (12:45 a.m.)

Also appearing in are Fred Armisen, David Copperfield, Lena Dunham, Chris Evert, Will Forte, Karen Gillan, Filip Hammar, Jim Lampley, Howie Mandel, John McEnroe, Soledad O’Brien, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, June Squibb and Serena Williams.

Prior to its debut on the main HBO channel, 7 DAYS IN HELL will be available on HBO NOW and HBO GO, starting July 8.

When 7 DAYS IN HELL screened at SXSW last March, called it “hilarious,” said the special “giddily pulses with a sense of absolute freedom.”