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About the Series

"Irma Vep" is an English, Drama-Comedy TV Series by HBO. The show first premiered on June 6th, 2022 with an average rating of 5.5 on TvMaze. The average runtime of each episode is 52 minutes. The show was created by Olivier Assayas, starring Alicia Vikander, Vincent Macaigne, Lars Eidinger, Devon Ross, Nora Hamzawi, Jeanne Balibar, and Adria Arjona.

Irma Vep revolves around Mira, an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, "Les Vampires." Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. Irma Vep reveals to us the uncertain ground that lies at the border of fiction and reality, artifice and authenticity, art and life. 

The show has officially ended.The final episode of the show, The Terrible Wedding (S1E8) aired on July 25th, 2022

Previous Episodes

Season 1

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Season One of Irma Vep premiered on June 6th, 2022. This season contains Eight episodes.

Season 1 Episodes

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S1E1 - The Severed Head


When disillusioned A-list Hollywood actress Mira Harberg arrives in Paris to immerse herself in the coveted role of iconic villainous Irma Vep in a remake of Feuillade's The Vampires, an encounter with her former lover Laurie reignites dormant passions. Meanwhile, the project's acclaimed director Rene Vidal struggles as production woes threaten to derail his vision.

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S1E2 - The Ring That Kills


As René's erratic behavior continues to threaten the production, Mira clashes with her agent, Zelda, about the future of her career – before assuming the role of Irma Vep for the first time. Meanwhile, costume designer Zoé deals with an unusual request from an actor as she attempts to connect with Mira.

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S1E3 - Dead Man's Escape


A surprising heart-to-heart with her ill-mannered co-star Gottfried causes Mira to revisit her past, while René is haunted by his relationship with his ex-wife – who played the role of Irma Vep in his 1996 film. Later, a breakthrough with Edmond leads to another on-set catastrophe.

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S1E4 - The Poisoner


Mira courts offers from both her agent and the production's financier, who promises a lucrative – but morally compromising – advertising deal. When actress Cynthia Keng arrives on set, René experiences a crisis of faith – and turns to his star for advice. Later, Mira plays hard to get before receiving an unexpected visitor.

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S1E5 - Hypnotic Eyes


As René defends a controversial scene, Mira deals with complex emotions as she sinks deeper into her character.

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S1E6 - The Thunder Master


After René's latest blow-up on set, production's new plan threatens to reunite Mira with a figure from her past.

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S1E7 - The Spectre


Mira uses her newfound powers as Irma Vep to probe deeper into the lives of those around her. Regina shares news that threatens to upend her relationship with Mira. Mira experiences a spiritual breakthrough after a visit with René.

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S1E8 - The Terrible Wedding


In her final days shooting The Vampires, Mira grapples with her experience playing Irma Vep coming to a close. Regina looks toward her next chapter as a filmmaker, while Mira channels the spirit of Irma Vep to pursue a career-defining opportunity.


Alicia Vikander as Mira Harberg

Alicia Vikander
as Mira Harberg

Vincent Macaigne as René Vidal

Vincent Macaigne
as René Vidal

Lars Eidinger as Gottfried

Lars Eidinger
as Gottfried

Devon Ross as Regina

Devon Ross
as Regina

Nora Hamzawi as Carla

Nora Hamzawi
as Carla

Jeanne Balibar as Zoe

Jeanne Balibar
as Zoe

Adria Arjona as Laurie

Adria Arjona
as Laurie

Byron Bowers as Herman

Byron Bowers
as Herman

Vincent Lacoste as Edmond Lagrange

Vincent Lacoste
as Edmond Lagrange

Alex Descas as Gregory Desormeaux

Alex Descas
as Gregory Desormeaux

Fala Chen as Cynthia Keng

Fala Chen
as Cynthia Keng

Hippolyte Girardot as Robert Danjou

Hippolyte Girardot
as Robert Danjou

Antoine Reinartz as Jeremie

Antoine Reinartz
as Jeremie

Tom Sturridge as Eamonn

Tom Sturridge
as Eamonn

Carrie Brownstein as Zelda

Carrie Brownstein
as Zelda