Get Ready for ‘Run’

The team behind Fleabag is bringing a new comedy to HBO.

What’s it about? Ruby, a woman living a humdrum existence, 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.

Who you’ll recognize: Nurse Jackie alum and two-time Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever will play Ruby, while Domhnall Gleeson, a.k.a. General Hux in the most recent Star Wars films, is Billy. Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Goodbye Christopher Robin — which starred Gleeson) will recur as Flick.

Who’s behind the camera? Along with appearing in the series, Waller-Bridge will executive-produce. She previously created Fleabag, Killing Eve and Crashing (no relation to Pete Holmes’ Crashing). After working together on Fleabag and Killing Eve, Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones are once again joining forces, with Jones serving as an executive producer and writer on Run. Emily Leo and Kate Dennis are also executive-producing, with Dennis slated to direct the pilot.

What should I watch while I wait? For another story about a woman leaving her monotonous life behind to live more spontaneously, check out raunchy comedy Sally4Ever. In a similar vein, Enlightened follows a former corporate executive (Laura Dern) striving to emotionally evolve after suffering a nervous breakdown. Insecure, Big Little Lies, Girls and Mrs. Fletcher are other binge-worthy, female-led series with a focus on reinvention.

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