Domhnall Gleeson has joined the HBO comedy pilot “Run” from Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Here is the logline for the pilot from HBO: Ruby, a woman living a humdrum existence, one day gets a text, inviting her to fulfil a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame.
Gleeson will play Billy Johnson, a successful life guru from a wealthy Irish family. Born with the gift of the gab, he deftly combines a boatload of charisma with a boundless need for approval. Waller-Bridge will also have a recurring role in the show, should it get picked up to series, as Flick.
This would be the first major TV role for Gleeson, who previously appeared on an episode of “Black Mirror.” He is also known for his roles in the current “Star Wars” trilogy as General Hux, Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!,” and “Ex Machina,” which he co-starred in with fellow “Star Wars” actor Oscar Isaac.
His prior TV credits include a guest spot on Amazon’s “Catastrophe” and an episode of “Black Mirror.”
The show is produced for HBO by Entertainment One and written by Vicky Jones, co-artistic director and co-founder of DryWrite. Jones and Waller-Bridge will executive produce, along with Emily Leo for Wigwam Films.