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DOLL & EM Coming Our Way in March ’14

By Jef Dinsmore on Jan 10, 2014 to Doll and Em

Wednesday, 03.19.14 at 10:00pm ETDoll&Em

Another short comedy heads our way called DOLL & EM. HBOWatch gave followers a heads up about this series back in September. The official HBO Press Release states:

DOLL & EM, a six-episode comedy series starring Emily Mortimer (HBO’s THE NEWSROOM and Dolly Wells (HBO Films: THE GATHERING STORM), will debut WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), presenting two half-hour episodes back-to-back, followed by two episodes on both of the subsequent Wednesdays, March 26 and April 2.


 Written by and starring real-life best friends Mortimer and Wells, DOLL & EM is a semi-improvised comedy exploring what happens when a Hollywood actress hires her childhood friend as a personal assistant while making a film in Los Angeles. A bittersweet, intimate portrait of female friendship, the series follows their relationship through unexpected complications and surprising twists. Following a critically acclaimed premiere at 2013’s London Film Festival, the Hollywood Reporter noted, “The lead actresses have a can’t-be-faked electric chemistry together.”


 Emily Mortimer’s feature film credits include “Hugo,” “Lovely & Amazing,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” “Dear Frankie,” “Young Adam,” “Shutter Island” and “Bright Young Things.” Dolly Wells’ credits include the feature films “Morvern Callar,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Franklyn.” DOLL & EM is produced by King Bee Productions, Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola’s production company; executive produced by BAFTA winner Andrew Eaton and Lucy Lumsden, BSKYB’s head of comedy; produced by Alessandro Nivola; co-producers, Stacia Peters and Kevin Comer; directed by Azazel Jacobs; written by Emily Mortimer, Dolly Wells and Azazel Jacobs. DOLL & EM is an original production from UK broadcaster BSKYB.

 Here is a sneak peek of the show as it is also playing in the U. K.


  • Oh very cool, I really like the idea of “semi-improvised,” and hoping this one will turn out to be a fun watch.

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