“The Newsroom” may be ending after this season, but Emily Mortimer is hoping her stay at HBO is just beginning. The British actress serves as co-writer and co-creator along with real life best friend Dolly Wells on their new show, “Doll & Em.”
Set to premiere March 19 at 10pm, the half-hour comedy will air back-to-back episodes each following Wednesday until its six-episode first season is complete. The semi-autobiographical premise finds Mortimer moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career with best friend Dolly in tow as her personal aide. Hijinks undoubtedly ensue, as you can see from the funny first trailer below, but friendship under new rules seems to be the focus here. “Terri” filmmaker Azazel Jacobs directed and co-wrote all the episodes.
“Doll & Em” sounds similar in structure to Showtime’s delightful series, “Episodes,” with Matt LeBlanc playing a subtly altered version of himself. Take a look at both the poster and trailer below, and let us know what you think of Em and Doll’s take on the stars-as-themselves TV show.