Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Run’ Ordered to Series at HBO
The premium cable outlet has given an series request to a comedy by that name from Killing Eve and Fleabag writer Vicky Jones and the creator of those two shows, Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Run, from Entertainment One, stars Merritt Wever as Ruby Dixie, a lady living a humdrum existence. She works predictably however feels like a fake. One day she gets a content welcoming her to satisfy a young settlement promising true love and self-rehash by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.
Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) additionally stars as Billy Johnson, a successful life master from a well off Irish family who deftly joins a boatload of charisma with an unlimited requirement for approval. Waller-Bridge will have a recurring role as a character named Flick.
Jones, who additionally worked with Waller-Bridge on the last’s series Crashing (no relation to Pete Holmes’ HBO series of the same name), created Run and will executive produce with Waller-Bridge by means of their DryWrite company. Emily Leo of Wigwam Films and pilot director Kate Dennis (The Handmaid’s Tale, New Amsterdam) will also exec produce.
Run is the first series request for HBO since parent company WarnerMedia named previous NBC head Bob Greenblatt chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment (the show was being developed well before that), with an order to build volume over the organization’s brands, which likewise incorporate TNT, TBS, TruTV and an imminent spilling service.
HBO’s current comedy roster includes Ballers, Barry, Crashing, Divorce, High Maintenance, Insecure, Silicon Valley and Veep, along with the forthcoming Los Espookys. Multiple Emmy winner Veep begins its final season March 31.