HBO Buys Emily Mortimer’s Semi-Autobiographical Comedy
12:08 pm, September 25th | by Colette McIntyre
Emily Mortimer, She Who Plays “Mac” On The Newsroom And Should Be Given A Goddamn Purple Heart For Tolerating The Aaron Sorkin World Where Women Are Frivolous Harpies Whose Tearducts Are Differently Wired So They Can Run Around Noble And Dignified Newsrooms Dousing Important Government Papers and Will McAvoy’s Soft Sweaters With Their Crazed Sadness Like Emotion-Hydrants, will writer and star in a new HBO comedy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mortimer co-created the semi-autobiographical series with her real-life best friend Dolly Wells, a British actress known for her work on The Mighty Boosh and Spy.
The six-episode series, called Doll & Em, is about “a British Hollywood star (Mortimer) who hires her childhood friend (Wells) to be her personal assistant during production on a Hollywood movie.” Commissioned by U.K channel Sky Living, Doll & Em will premiere overseas in February. There is no word yet when the series will premiere on HBO.
Doll & Em is the first sell for King Bee Productions, the company Mortimer launched with her husband Alessandro Nivola.