Run Chosen to Close Series Mania


HBO’s new half-hour comedy Run is set to have its world premiere in Lille, having been chosen as the 2020 Series Mania Festival Closing Night series.

With the festivities and exclusive screening of the first two episodes set for March 28, Run’s writer and executive producer Vicky Jones will be in attendance for the screening, and earlier that day, will partake in a one-hour Q&A to discuss the witty and warm half-hour comedy series. Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge is also an executive producer on the series.

Debuting April 12 on HBO and April 13 on OCS in France and starring Emmy winner Merritt Wever (Godless, Nurse Jackie) and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Ex Machina), Run is a romantic comedic thriller about a woman named Ruby (Wever) who walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend Billy (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 Waller-Bridge 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 (HBO’s upcoming I Know This Much Is True, The Good Wife) as Fiona, Billy’s former PA.

“We are proud to welcome for our closing night the world premiere of such a highly anticipated series as Run and we thank HBO and OCS for their trust,” commented Laurence Herszberg, founder and general director of Series Mania. “We are also pleased to celebrate the talent of its creator, Vicky Jones, whose work we have admired since Fleabag and Killing Eve, and who proves, if needed, that comedy is a genre where women’s talent is precious. Run, along with Vicky, will put the final touches to a particularly female-inspired 2020 edition of Series Mania and we are delighted.”