(from HBO Max's web site, July 2020) It's 1988 and Simone Burbeck has it all: a picture-perfect family, a posh London mansion she calls home, and too many luxury cars, mega-yachts, and expensive renovations-in-progress to count. There's just one problem: it's all lies. When her husband dies in a drug-fueled mishap with a sex worker, Simone finds herself broke, homeless, and utterly castaway. Left with no other options, she and her two children are forced to return to her no-frills childhood home in Newcastle, Australia, where it quickly becomes evident that her past doesn't quite fit the script she used in London. But as Sammy - oh, yeah, her real name is Sammy - maps a strategy to get back to England, the life and people she ran away from over 20 years ago slowly pull her back in.