COMEDY SERIES "DOLL & EM," STARRING EMILY MORTIMER AND DOLLY WELLS, DEBUTS IN MARCH, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2014 - DOLL & EM, a six-episode comedy series starring Emily Mortimer (HBO's "The Newsroom") and Dolly Wells ("Bridget Jones's Diary"), will debut WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 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 stars in the HBO drama series "The Newsroom." Her 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," and the HBO Films presentation "The Gathering Storm."
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.