HBO has given a series order to the romantic comedy-thriller “Run” from “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the premium cable outlet announced on Wednesday.
The series stars “Nurse Jackie” alum Merritt Wever as Ruby, 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.
Domhnall Gleeson also stars in the series, which is written and executive produced by Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve” collaborator Vicky Jones. Waller-Bridge is attached as an executive producer via her company with Jones, DryWrite, and will have a recurring role.
Entertainment One produces for HBO, and Emily Leo of Wigwam Films also serves as executive producer.
First ordered to pilot last spring, “Run” becomes the first series order since the executive shake-up at HBO earlier this week.
Among the network’s other shows ordered to series and awaiting premiere are Joss Whedon’s “The Nevers,” the Danny McBride comedy “The Righteous Gemstones,” the Kathryn Hahn-led “Mrs. Fletcher” and the Drake-produced teen drama “Euphoria.”