‘Run’ Trailer: Merritt Wever And Domhnall Gleeson Make A Break For It

If anybody was going to enter into a marriage pact with Merritt Wever, I would vote for myself and no one else. That said, Domhnall Gleeson in the new HBO series Run is a solid #2 draft pick.

Run stars Wever and Gleeson, two of the most likable actors around, as college sweethearts who made a pact 17 years earlier that if one of them said “run” they would drop everything and run away together to start a new life. Well, with life not really working out as either planned, that’s exactly what they do.

This is the kind of idea that gets a small mention, usually between friends-who-should-be-lovers, in numerous romantic comedies. To see the concept taken and fully-realized is brilliant, and who better to realize it through than Wever and Gleeson? The series comes from creator and writer Vicky Jones, a frequent collaborator of Fleabag‘s Phoebe Waller-Bridge, an exec-producer and co-star. Also in the cast are Archia Panjabi (It’s like they plucked all of my favorite women and put them in one show), Rich Somner, and Tamara Podemski.

Run comes to HBO on April 12th.

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.

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