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Axed: Run

Comedy thriller with starring Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever ends at 1 season.

HBO romantic comedic thriller Run is ending at one season.

The series, starring Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Wever, was written and produced by Vicky Jones.

“After exploring potential ways of continuing Ruby and Billy’s journey, together with showrunner Vicky Jones, we have come to the decision that we will not be moving forward with a second season of Run,” HBO said in a statement.

The series was directed in part by Aussie Kate Dennis.

Source: Deadline

9 Responses

  1. Such an enticing promo, and then the actual show left me dumbfounded. Tonally, the casting, and the awkward ‘jokes’ in the dialogue, it really was uncomfortable to watch and then I stuck with it because I thought there must be some grand payoff… No. I think as an idea it had enormous potential, that somehow was squandered in the making. There was talk from those involved in interviews I read of another series being possible. Best not, I guess.

  2. Jones was expecting a second season, hence the non-ending. The ratings and comments from HBO indicated that it wasn’t. I enjoyed the first 6 episodes, one of the most original and best shows of the year. Wever and Gleeson were great together, the dialogue was excellent and it was very funny but it was all about the train journey. Episode 7 was badly written and stumbled to nowhere. Presumably S2 would have been the court case with Billy on trial and Ruby as state’s witness. I would have had little interest in that anyway.

    1. I really enjoyed this to and agree the last episode missed the mark. It was aimed at setting up the second season, rather than completing the first.

      Still, it was quite different to the usual dramas that are offered these days, which was a big part of its appeal.

  3. I’m not sure what I expected from Run, I had an open mind but the show just didn’t make me want to watch more after episode two.
    I suspect that the show’s producers realized that they had created a limited series with limited appeal too, Run will probably be considered a creative setback after Fleabag.
    It can be a hard business for British scriptwriters in America.

  4. This is a mercy killing imo.
    Behind only Avenue 5, this was the second worst show of the year for me. Boring. Nonsensical. Stupid.
    And all the more disappointing cos I love Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Merrit Weaver…

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