Doll & Em, the comedy series starring Emily Mortimer (HBO’s “The Newsroom”) and Dolly Wells (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”), will return for its second season SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Guest stars on the six-episode season include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The new season will again be directed by Azazel Jacobs and produced by Alessandro Nivola with Kevin Comer under Nivola and Mortimer’s King Bee label. BAFTA winner Andrew Eaton will executive produce along with Lucy Lumsden, the show’s commissioner for Sky. Doll & Em is an original production from UK broadcaster BSkyB and has just aired on Sky Living in the UK.
In the second season, the two write an off-Broadway play together in an effort to do something creative on equal footing. They even manage to hoodwink Evan Rachel Wood and Olivia Wilde into appearing in it, with Wood playing Doll and Wilde playing Em.
After packing up her life in London, Doll has moved in to Em’s Brooklyn basement, only to find that living in the lap of her friend’s family is surprisingly lonely. Meanwhile, their play is jeopardized when Em gets cast in a Hollywood action thriller opposite Ewan McGregor and threatens to abandon their passion project.
Chaos ensues as Doll and Em start rewriting the play to reflect their growing frustration with each other, and Wilde and Wood begin to lose faith in the production.
More than three years ago, 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanished. 140 million people, gone in an instant. No country, no state, no city was spared – except for one small town in eastern Texas. Population: 9261. Departures: Zero.
This is the setting for a tale of two families: the Garveys, whose lives were forever changed by The Departure, and have since moved to this special place, and the Murphys, a local family who seem to have been spared from an event that shook the rest of the world.
Created by Damon Lindelof (Emmy® winner for “Lost”) and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award® nominee for “Little Children”; “Election”), the ten-episode second season of The Leftovers is currently in production in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas. Lindelof serves as showrunner for the series, which returns SUNDAY, OCT. 4 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO.
Also announced was Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo featuring the comedy star in her first HBO stand-up special, debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m.ET/PT). Directed by Chris Rock and taped May 29 before a live audience at New York’s iconic Apollo Theater, the one-hour special features Schumer talking about her life.