Sky Comedy Sets April UK Premiere Date For Vicky Jones/Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Run’ Starring Domhnall Gleeson & Merritt Wever
Sky Comedy has announced ‘Run‘, a new series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones starring Domhnall Gleeson & Merritt Wever will premiere 15th April at 9pm on the UK channel.
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 will be known to some as Denise in ‘The Walking Dead’ (although you might not recognise her without the arrow sticking out of her eye). However, more recently she won an Emmy Award for her role as Mary Agnes in the Netflix series ‘Godless’, and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her outstanding performance in the brilliant Netflix drama ‘Unbelievable’.
The romantic-comedy-thriller is written by Waller-Bridge’s longtime collaborator Vicky Jones, who worked on both ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Killing Eve’. Jones and Waller-Bridge exec produce via their DryWrite company, with Entertainment One producing for HBO alongside Emily Leo for Wigwam Films. Waller-Bridge also takes a recurring role in the series as a character called Flick.
‘Run‘ premieres Wednesday, 15th April 2020 at 9pm on Sky Comedy in the UK. For those of you in the US, you can catch the series from Sunday, April 12, 2020, at 10:30pm on HBO.
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