The first trailer for the HBO comedy series, “Run,” has arrived. The series stars Merrit Wever (Marriage Story”) and Domhnall Gleeson (“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”) and is created by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”) in collaboration with Vicky Jones. The show premieres on HBO April 12.
Sitting in her car, Ruby reads a text from her college sweetheart, Billy, that simply reads, “RUN.” She nervously replies, “RUN,” now answering the 17-year-long wait to meet with him and honor a pact that sends them into a funny, life-altering thrill seek.
It was March of 2019 when HBO first gave the series pilot order. The first episode is directed and produced by Kate Dennis, who has helmed previous episodes of “Preacher,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Mindy Project” and “Secrets and Lies.” Waller-Bridge will also make an appearance in the upcoming HBO series, adding to her developed list of work that includes the Emmy award-winning shows, “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve,” and helping write the screenplay for the now delayed “No Time to Die.” “Run” will be Waller-Bridge’s third television series on as an executive producer.
The show stars Wever, who was recently seen in Noah Baumbach’s awards season divorce drama, “Marriage Story.” She won her latest Emmy in 2018, for her supporting role in “Godless” and secured a deserved nomination at this year’s Golden Globes for her leading performance in the limited series, “Unbelievable.” She stars alongside Gleeson, who is lately best known for his role as General Hux in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” as well as Andrea Berloff’s “The Kitchen” and “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.”
“Run” is produced by Wigwam Films and Waller-Bridge’s own DryWhite. The series premiere debuts on HBO April 12.