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The Trailers for HBO’s I Know This Much Is True and Run

HBO has brought online the official trailers for both the series Run, premiering on Sunday, April 12, and I Know This Much Is True, premiering on Monday, April 27.

Run is a half-hour comedy series written and produced by Vicky Jones. It follows a woman whose humdrum life is thrown upside down when she receives a text from her college sweetheart inviting her to drop everything and meet him in New York to fulfill the pact they made 17 years earlier.

Starring Emmy winner Merritt Wever (Godless, Nurse Jackie) and Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Ex Machina), Run is a romantic comedic thriller about a woman, Ruby Richardson (Wever) who walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson (Gleeson).

Ruby and Billy made a pact 17 years prior that if either one of them texted the word “RUN” and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything and meet in Grand Central Station and travel across America together.

Recurring guest stars for season one include Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as Laurel, a woman who Ruby and Billy meet on their journey; Rich Sommer (Mad Men) as Laurence, Ruby’s husband; Tamara Podemski (Coroner) as police detective Babe Cloud and Archie Panjabi (HBO’s upcoming I Know This Much Is True, The Good Wife) as Fiona, Billy’s former PA.

The series is executive produced by Vicky Jones, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jenny Robins, Kate Dennis, Emily Leo and Oliver Roskill of Wigwam Films. Run is produced by eOne, the studio behind acclaimed HBO series Sharp Objects. kExecutive producers Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller-Bridge founded the DryWrite Theatre Company.

HBO's Run Poster

I Know This Much Is True is a limited series adaptation of Wally Lamb’s bestselling novel (available at Amazon).

The series stars Mark Ruffalo (Avengers films, Emmy winner for HBO’s The Normal Heart), who also serves as an executive producer, as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a family saga, which follows their parallel lives in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness, set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.

The series shows Dominick and Thomas at different stages in their lives, beginning in their present with both brothers approaching middle-age, filled in with Dominick’s flashbacks to their young adulthood.

Melissa Leo (Emmy nominee for HBO’s All the Way and Mildred Pierce, Academy Award winner for The Fighter) stars as Ma (Concettina Ipolita Tempesta Birdsey), mother of Dominick and Thomas. Emmy winner Rosie O’Donnell plays Lisa Sheffer, a social worker for unit two at the Hatch Forensic Institute.

Emmy nominee Archie Panjabi stars as Dr. Patel, Thomas’ newly appointed psychologist, while Imogen Poots portrays Joy Hanks, Dominick’s live-in girlfriend, and John Procaccino appears as Ray Birdsey, Dominick and Thomas’ stepfather.

Rob Huebel plays Leo, Dominick’s best friend, Philip Ettinger stars as the young adult Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, and Aisling Franciosi as young Dessa Constantine. Michael Greyeyes (HBO’s True Detective) plays Ralph Drinkwater, a former classmate from Dominick and Thomas’ youth whose life intersects once again with Dominick.

Also starring are Guillermo Diaz as Sergeant Mercado; Marcello Fonte as Domenico Onofrio Tempesta, Dominick and Thomas’ maternal grandfather from Sicily; Bruce Greenwood as Dr. Hume, head of the board at the Hatch Forensic Institute; and Brian Goodman as Al, an older cop.

Academy Award nominee Juliette Lewis plays Nedra Frank, a self-absorbed grad student hired by Dominick, and Emmy nominee Kathryn Hahn portrays Dessa Constantine, Dominick’s ex-wife.

The six-episode limited drama series was written for television and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines). 

Cianfrance executive produces along with Ben Browning & Glen Basner for FilmNation Entertainment, Mark Ruffalo for Willi Hill Productions, Gregg Fienberg, Lynette Howell Taylor, Wally Lamb, and Anya Epstein. Jamie Patricof co-executive produces.

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