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HBO Picks Up Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones' RUN

HBO Picks Up Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones' RUN

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones' series Run has been picked up to series by HBO, according to Deadline. The romantic comedic thriller pilot stars Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever, with Waller-Bridge having a recurring role.

The project hails from Entertainment One, Jones and Waller-Bridge's DryWrite and Wigwam Films. Run is the first formal green light at HBO since the Warner Media reorganization was announced.

Run centers on Ruby (Wever), a woman living a humdrum existence who one day gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame (Gleeson).

Entertainment One produces the pilot for HBO, with Jones, who wrote the script, and Waller-Bridge set to executive produce via DryWrite, and Emily Leo for Wigwam. The pilot was directed by Kate Dennis, who will also executive produce.

Waller-Bridge is currently starring off-Broadway in Fleabag for 6 weeks only. The play that inspired the hit television series, FLEABAG is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig caf struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

FLEABAG debuted at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013 to rave reviews and won a Fringe First Award. It went on to play the Soho Theatre in London (revived in 2014 + 2016), before touring the UK (2015 + 2018), South Korea (2014) and Australia (2018) and an Edinburgh Festival revival as part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase (2017), produced by Waller-Bridge's production company DryWrite and Soho Theatre. The production also won The Stage Best Solo Performer Award, the Off West End Award for Most Promising New Playwright & Best Female Performance and was nominated for an Olivier Award.

FLEABAG was adapted into a BBC Television series in partnership with Amazon Prime in 2016 and earned Phoebe a BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance. The series was also nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award, Television Critics Association Award and Critics Choice TV Award, among other accolades. The BBC and Amazon renewed the series for a second season, which will premiere in 2019.

Waller-Bridge also created and wrote the BBC America TV series KILLING EVE starring Sandra Oh, which was nominated for two Emmy Awards and is currently in production for its second season.

Read the original article on Deadline.

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