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Run on HBO (Comedy Thriller)

Starts April 12, 2020.


‘Run’: HBO Gives Series Order To Comedic Thriller Starring Domhnall Gleeson & Merritt Wever From ‘Fleabag’ Duo & eOne


EXCLUSIVE: HBO has picked up to series Run, its romantic comedic thriller pilot starring Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever, from Fleabag and Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and her frequent collaborator Vicky Jones. Waller-Bridge has a recurring role in the project, which hails from Entertainment One, Jones and Waller-Bridge’s DryWrite and Wigwam Films.


While the series order had been in the works for awhile, the official pickup makes it the first formal green light at the premium cable network since the big WarnerMedia reorganization was announced earlier this week.


Written by Jones, 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, which was behind HBO’s Sharp Objects, produces for HBO, with Jones and Waller-Bridge set to executive produce via DryWrite, and Emily Leo for Wigwam. Kate Dennis directed the pilot and executive produces.


This marks the latest 2018 HBO pilot to get to series, joining Mrs. Fletcher, Euphoria and The Righteous Gemstones as all of the network’s recent pilots have landed series orders. HBO’s remaining pilot, Armando Iannucci’s Avenue 5, is currently casting.


This marks the fourth series for Waller-Bridge, with three currently on the air as Run joins hits Fleabag and Killing Eve.

Since being cast in the Run pilot, Wever won an Emmy Award for her role in the Netflix limited series Godless last fall. It was her second Emmy, following a 2013 win for Nurse Jackie. Gleeson’s latest projects include Andrea Berloff’s The Kitchen, and The Little Stranger, directed by Lenny Abrahamson.


Jones is repped by UTA in the U.S. and United Agents in the UK. Waller-Bridge is repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham in the U.S. and Independent Talent Group and Hatton McEwan Penford in the UK. Wever is repped by Innovative Artists and Viking Entertainment. Gleeson is repped by The Agency in Dublin and Paradigm.


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This started last night if anyone wants something new to watch.

Full episode is on-line too:



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My wife and I made it, painfully, through the first episode. Can't get that time back.
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My wife and I made it, painfully, through the first episode. Can't get that time back.
You are to be commended. I couldn't make it past 5 minutes.
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I've got you two beat. I couldn't make it to record this show.
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Since my current promo deal for HBO would run out before the season finale, I didn't start this yet, thinking I would wait until the next time I have HBO (to binge Lovecraft Country). But I'm thinking maybe not? It's hard to believe Run is that bad, though it may look a lot better in September or October when there's very little original content airing on the various networks and streaming services.
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I liked the first couple episodes, but the show took a bad turn when

Spoiler!


and now the plot contrivances surrounding that don't make any sense.

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^^^^^^ They did not do that. And my wife and I like this show. The last episode especially. Had a very Fargo feel to it.
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^^^^^^ They did not do that.
Yeah, but they really did, though.

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I have a bunch of these saved up I haven't watched yet. Not sure I want to, I liked the first episode but for some reason I quickly lost interest and didn't watch any others. I will save them for now and use them if there is nothing else to watch.

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Well it was an interesting premise at first. Not sure about the possible crime aspect they introduced.

Still haven't gotten a full picture of what motivates the two main characters to drop everything and run away with each other.

Ruby seemed ready to bail on her family but now misses the boys and plays along with the husband who tells her she was at a yoga retreat.

Billy was bailing on being some motivational speaker but there's the flashback of him making a book proposal by doing this pact. Was that years ago or was that just before this journey?
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‘Run’ Season Finale: Creator Vicky Jones On Season 2 & How Billy & Ruby’s Journey Could Have Ended Tonight

Warning: The following interview contains spoilers from tonight’s season finale of Run, “Trick”, on HBO

In just seven episodes, HBO’s first season of Run has reached the end of the line with Billy and Ruby (Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever) finally arriving at Los Angeles’ Union Station.

That was always part of their plan: The former lovers made a pact that whenever one of them texted the other “Run” and the other responded with “Run” back, they’d break from whatever they were doing in life (married or not), meet up in New York’s Grand Central Station and trek out to LA. At the end of their trip, they’d decide whether to remain together or not.

But there was a bump in the road back in episode 5 for the two when they encountered Billy’s former assistant and lover Fiona (Archie Panjabi). She had a bag of money that she’d amassed with Billy from their self-help business, and she jumped off the train in the middle of nowhere. Billy and Ruby followed her and ultimately Fiona fell to her death out a farmhouse window, becoming impaled on spikes. Billy admits to Ruby that he “let go of” Fiona, and she slipped out the window.

Tonight, Billy and Ruby finally made it back on their original train to LA after Fiona’s death. But they left too many clues behind, having encountered a taxidermist, Laurel (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), who dropped them off at the train station. Laurel also discovered Fiona’s body at her friend’s farmhouse and phoned up the cops. Laurel soon hooks up with Chief Deputy Sheriff Cloud, who is investigating Fiona’s death. When we last saw Cloud tonight, she was trying to track Billy down for questioning. Before pulling into Union Station, Ruby learns of Billy’s true intent regarding their “Run” pact having discovered a video sent by Fiona in his email: It wasn’t necessarily because Billy loved Ruby, but it was all part of a book deal experiment he had.

Billy exits the station in LA to find Ruby with her husband Laurence (Rich Sommer) and their two sons. He calls Ruby “baby girl,” which only insults her as she responds “I’m not a baby.” Billy approaches Ruby exclaiming, “I don’t care that you saw that video, it was from months ago, it has nothing to do with the last week.” Ruby tells Billy, “You’re such an *******!”. As Laurence makes some distance, Billy pours his heart out to Ruby, “Everything I said on the train is true. I don’t want you to miss me, I want you to choose me. I’m about to be arrested and face this **** storm on my own…So, admit that I love you”.

All of that is met with a cold hard stare by Ruby, who walks away to her family.

Now what?

Run creator Vicky Jones is here to explain.

DEADLINE: So we’re left with this cliffhanger. Can you give us an idea of where season 2 will go? Will it be a reboot whereby Rich Sommer’s Laurence defies Ruby and flees next season? Or will season 2 focus on Billy and Ruby as fugitives?

VICKY JONES: I can’t say too much. We don’t know yet. But, you don’t have an actor like Rich Sommer and not make the most of something like that. For sure, we cast him very purposely because we knew we wanted to tell more of that story, but at the same time it’s called Run, and so the show has forward momentum. We can’t just sit still in the story.

DEADLINE: Do you already have season 2 written out or are you currently writing it?

JONES: Oh, no. It’s not been confirmed yet. We would love, love, love to keep going and keep running. I certainly have a thousand ideas.

DEADLINE: The reason why I asked was that given the coronavirus pandemic, I was wondering how that might be forcing you to rethink future scenes. For example, it will be very challenging to shoot crowd scenes.

JONES: It does make us think. You suddenly think, well, is that going to be impossible in terms of the background performers? And also, I mean, do you want to watch a show where coronavirus has happened? You quickly realize that that’s not our job. We don’t want to dwell on this very difficult and unusual time in our existence. It’s a very odd reality that we’re living in. Sorry, but I think we would just ignore it in terms of trying to put it in the story. In terms of crowd scenes and things like that, you know we need to shoot for what works for the story. I feel like there’s a truth to find between Ruby and Billy, and there’s a truth that finds them. It’s just a question of finding out what that is.

DEADLINE: While we always knew that Billy and Ruby’s fling would end in LA, was that always the ending you had in mind? Or were there other options?

JONES: We certainly had lots of other options, and we had one where for example, when she found out about the pitch, she felt like he completely betrayed her, and we thought maybe she turns him in to the police and they don’t make it to LA together. But there was this sense that we really had to make the whole journey. It felt wrong until we got to that realization that we had to get to the other end of the country because they’d said at the beginning there was something about that promise that they’d made to each other that they were going to do it, and they were going to finish; that they were going to work out how they felt when they got to the end there. That lends itself to the final decisions that we made.

But there was something about (that option) that left us a bit cold. There’s something unique in these two in that they’d made this promise to each other that they were going from coast to coast. That experience was going to tell them the truth about how they really felt about each other.

And, of course, what happens is it doesn’t come from an emotional revelation, but that they have given it that time. They’ve given each other that time and that space, and that feeling is like traveling on a train. The metaphor of that means we need to see this to the end before we jump.

DEADLINE: Will Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character Laurel find her way into season 2?

JONES: I don’t think so. She’s got her job.

DEADLINE: Can you talk about how Phoebe worked with you as the executive producer? Terry Winter and Tim Van Patten told us once that when it came to episodes of Boardwalk Empire (after the pilot), EP Martin Scorsese would provide ‘precision bombing’ notes. Is that what Phoebe does? In an interview we had with her last year, she was very specific to mention that Run was entirely your show.

JONES: Awwww. Well, yeah, I mean she’s always been so supportive about that. Even though she’s been really busy, she wanted to be in the show and stick with it all the way through. It’s always been my dream to write for her. She’s the first I ever wrote for and about, and she makes my imagination grow immediately and I can think about a thousand things I’d like to see her do.

And in terms of her precision bombing, yeah, I mean her precision-bombing is exactly what she does. She’s extraordinary and has such insight and has such wonderful ideas, and is always very generous. She will say ‘How about this?’ with this amazing giggle in her voice, and it will be an amazing idea. My response is always ‘Yes, can I have that?’ She has an incredible insight as to what will work for her character and other characters that helped to make the whole thing dance.

DEADLINE: Was there another inspiration for this series outside of the ‘run’ joke that you and Phoebe had?

JONES: I always wanted to write a jagged romance. For me, the most romantic things are not the same as the most romantic things for other people. That feeling where you can say anything and you’ll be accepted and still be loved, you know, to me is really, really romantic even if it generates bad behavior. I adore that notion of truth and honesty within a couple whereby they love each other and how that generates friction and rage between them. I’ve always loved the “Will they? Won’t they?” part of a relationship and the honeymoon phase, and those moments when a couple drives each other crazy, but still, they’re insanely in love. And I guess I just thought I could write my own version of that in terms of the way I’ve experienced it whereby the best relationships that I’ve had have been between two very solid equals who question each other’s intellect but constantly question each other’s motives. It’s the [headiest] romance. I didn’t want to just write a romance about two people who are together because they’re sweet together, but two people who bring out that side. Especially from Ruby’s side — she’s a woman who remembers a relationship where she felt very different about herself. And I do think it’s about being reliant on a guy crucially, but it’s about finding herself through her past. Also intriguing are those little moments where you’re astonished at what’s coming out of his mouth in a relationship, but the fact that he’s brave enough to say it, and feels loved enough to say it, that’s what makes one grow.

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Very unsatisfying ending.
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When they were standing there talking I looked at the time left because there had to be more to this, I kept thinking no way is this how it ends and when I saw there were just a couple minutes left I was like WTF!

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I don't think it's official yet, but it looks like this has been canceled:

https://tvseriesfinale.com/tv-show/r...day-tv-series/

"Though HBO’s press release for tonight’s finale (“Trick”) merely designates the episode as the “season finale”, HBO’s site notes that it’s also indeed the “series finale”. While the HBO execs could change their minds and renew the Run series for a second season at some point in the future (ala Big Little Lies), it seems that the seventh installment was designed as the show’s last."

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Probably no ratings there.

The show runner hoped there would be but PWB isn't going to be around next season and her character didn't add too much to the show.

Problem with spending so much time on the train is that there were no secondary characters and plots. They kind of wedged in the thing with Laurel and Babe Cloud at the end.
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When they were standing there talking I looked at the time left because there had to be more to this, I kept thinking no way is this how it ends and when I saw there were just a couple minutes left I was like WTF!
I thought the resolution of their relationship was fine, but something else bugged me:
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I thought the resolution of their relationship was fine, but something else bugged me:
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Probably overthinking it but looks like we will never know now.

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