Series Information

Doll & Em is an intimate and innovative half-hour HBO comedy series created, written and starring real-life best friends Emily Mortimer [The Newsroom] and Dolly Wells [Some Girls] as (slightly) fictionalized versions of themselves. With their friendship having nearly ended in Season 1 after Emily hired Dolly to be her personal assistant in L.A., the two women look to rekindle their mutual admiration in Season 2 by sequestering themselves in a lighthouse to write a play, which they hope to produce on Broadway or, at least, off-Broadway. Having secured a venue through ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov, and with two Hollywood stars, Olivia Wilde and Evan Rachel Wood, agreeing to play the lead roles in the play, Doll and Em excitedly make preparations for the show. But as always, life seems to get in the way. Doll bristles while living in the basement of Em’s family’s brownstone, Em becomes sidetracked by an enticing film offer and Wood and Wilde begin to lose faith in the project as the two creators start rewriting the play to reflect their growing frustrations with each other.