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.