Media Release: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
A brand-new comedy series from the team behind Fleabag
Streaming on Foxtel and Screening on FOX SHOWCASE
Thursdays at 8.30pm from April 17
Direct from the US
Run, a brand-new comedy thriller from the powerhouse creative team of Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones, streams on Foxtel and screens on FOX SHOWCASE on Thursdays at 8.30pm AEDT from April 17.
Written by Jones, this 7 x 30-minute comedy series follows on from Jones’ and Waller-Bridge’s hugely successful collaborations on Fleabag and Killing Eve.
Starring Emmy® winner Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Run tells the story of Ruby Richardson (Wever) who walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson (Gleeson), with whom she made a pact 17 years prior that if either one of them texted the word “RUN” and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything and meet in Grand Central Station and travel across America together.
Recurring guest stars for season one include Emmy®, Golden Globe and SAG winner, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as Laurel, a woman who Ruby and Billy meet on their journey; Rich Sommer (Mad Men) as Laurence, Ruby’s husband; Tamara Podemski (Coroner) as police detective Babe Cloud and Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife) as Fiona, Billy’s former PA.
Executive produced by Vicky Jones, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jenny Robins, Kate Dennis, Emily Leo and Oliver Roskill of Wigwam Films, Run is produced by eOne, the studio behind acclaimed HBO series Sharp Objects. Executive producers Jones and Waller-Bridge founded the DryWrite Theatre Company. In 2013, Jones directed Waller-Bridge’s stage production Fleabag, which was later adapted into an Emmy®, BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning television series on which Jones was also a writer. Jones also served as a writer on Killing Eve, the Emmy® nominated drama series, which was created by Waller-Bridge.
Run is an HBO series and is exclusive in Australia to Foxtel. The series will stream on Foxtel and screen on FOX SHOWCASE on Thursdays at 8.30pm from April 17.