Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Run’ Picked Up To Series At HBO With Domhnall Gleeson & Merritt Wever
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is on a bit of a roll at the moment, as her latest show ‘Run‘ gets picked up to series by HBO, with Domhnall Gleeson & Merritt Wever set as the leads.
The series follows Ruby Dixie (Wever), a women living a humdrum existence. She functions like clockwork but feels like a fraud. One day gets a text, inviting her to fulfil a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame, Billy Johnson (Gleeson). He is a successful life guru from a wealthy Irish family who deftly combines a boatload of charisma with a boundless need for approval.
Domhnall Gleeson has recently been starring as General Hux in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. Previous work includes ‘Peter Rabbit’, ‘The Revenant’, ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’, ‘Ex Machina’, and playing Bill Weasley in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies. Merritt Wever played Denise in ‘The Walking Dead’ (although you might not recognise her without the arrow sticking out of her eye), Elizabeth in ‘New Girl’ and Zoey in ‘Nurse Jackie’. More recently she won an Emmy Award for her role as Mary Agnes in the Netflix series ‘Godless’.
The romantic-comedy-thriller is written by Waller-Bridge’s longtime collaborator Vicky Jones, who worked on ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Killing Eve’. Jones and Waller-Bridge will exec produce via their DryWrite company, with Entertainment One producing for HBO alongside Emily Leo for Wigwam Films. Waller-Bridge will also take a recurring role in the series as a character called Flick.
‘Run’ marks the forth series commission for Phoebe Waller-Bridge following Channel 4’s ‘Crashing’, BBC Three’s ‘Fleabag’, and the outstanding ‘Killing Eve’ for BBC America. There is currently no air date details for ‘Run’, however, it should appear on Sky Atlantic in the UK as part of their carriage deal with HBO. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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