Critics are buzzing about HBO’s new miniseries Olive Kitteridge, based on Elizabth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, and a new teaser trailer validates the buzz.

Okay, the trailer doesn’t exactly reveal much about the series, but its starry cast, led by Frances McDormand, playing Kitteridge, and Richard Jenkins, playing her husband, with a supporting cast of Bill Murray, among others, makes us believe critics.

Here’s a plot synopsis via HBO:

"Olive Kitteridge tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive (Frances McDormand), whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. Richard Jenkins portrays Olive’s husband, Henry.

The story takes place over 25 years and follows Kitteridge’s relationships with members of her family and community.

The first half of the miniseries will premiere on Nov. 2, followed by the final half on Nov. 3.

[via Film]