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Check Out the First Trailer for 'Run', HBO's New Romantic-Comedy Thriller From the 'Fleabag' Team

It's executive produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge — and she pops up on-screen, too.
By Sarah Ward
February 16, 2020
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Check Out the First Trailer for 'Run', HBO's New Romantic-Comedy Thriller From the 'Fleabag' Team

It's executive produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge — and she pops up on-screen, too.
By Sarah Ward
February 16, 2020
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Over the past six months, Fleabag picked up six Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes, becoming the most-acclaimed TV comedy of the past year. Sadly, that isn't enough to inspire Phoebe Waller-Bridge to make more episodes of the hit show — but for everyone lamenting the Fleabag-sized hole in their lives, the multi-talented Brit has a new project landing soon.

She has a couple, actually. Waller-Bridge helped write the script for upcoming Bond flick No Time to Die, which is no small feat. If you're keen to see her on-screen, however, then you'll want to add Run to your must-watch pile. Waller-Bridge executive produces and pops up among the cast, with Vicky Jones — the director of her Fleabag stage show, and a script editor on Fleabag's first TV season — writing and producing the series.

Hitting HBO in the US in mid-April, with release dates Down Under yet to be revealed, Run spends time with ex-lovers Ruby Richardson (Unbelievable's Merritt Wever) and Billy Johnson (Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker's Domhnall Gleeson). They dated in college and, 17 years ago, they made a pact. First, one of them has to text the word 'run' whenever they feel like it. Next, the other has to respond the same way. After that, they both have to drop everything, step away from their everyday lives and meet at Grand Central Station, then travel across the America together.

For Ruby, that means escaping her monotonous existence and leaving her husband (Mad Men's Rich Sommer) at home. As for what happens next, the just-released first trailer gives a sneak peek. Expect plenty of chatty train trips, as well as both tension and laughs — with HBO badging the series as a romantic-comedy thriller.

And if you're wondering about Waller-Bridge, she plays Laurel, a woman who Ruby and Billy meet on their journey.

Check out the trailer below:

Run starts screening in the US from Sunday, April 12, with air dates Down Under yet to be announced — we'll update you when local details come to hand.

Image: Ken Woroner/HBO.

Published on February 16, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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