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Here's everything we know about Domhnall Gleeson's new HBO comedy pilot

Killing Eve creator Pheobe Waller-Bridge is involved, so get excited.

DOMHNALL GLEESON IS a pretty great actor. Nothing is out of his range. He proved he can do comedy in Frank, thrillers in Ex Machina, and romance in Brooklyn. 

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So, you’ll be excited to learn that he’s just signed up to star in a new HBO comedy. According to Variety, he’s been cast in a lead role for the upcoming comedy pilot, Run.

Why should I care? 

Well, first of all, Domhnall in a comedy role? Amazing. Remember the genius of Your Bad Self? 

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Another reason to get very excited is that it’s from the mind of Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones, her frequent collaborator.

Sounds good, so what’s it about? 

It’s described as a romantic-comedy-thriller, which can only be brilliant.

According to Deadline, the comedy focuses on Ruby, “a woman living a humdrum existence who one day gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact, promising true love and self-reinvention, by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame”. 

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Domhnall will play Billy Johnson, a life guru from a wealthy Irish family. He doesn’t shut up, and balances his charisma with a need for approval. 

When can I see it? 

Not for a while yet. Pre production is just in place so we’re looking at next year if it even gets picked up. We’ll keep you updated. 

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