HBO’s relationship with “The Newsroom’s” Emily Mortimer is being strengthened as the pay TV company picks up Mortimer’s comedy “Doll & Em.”
The six-episode halfhour series, from King Bee Prods., stars Mortimer and fellow Brit actress Dolly Wells as fictional versions of themselves. Show is a portrait of a female friendship that centers on a British Hollywood star who hires her childhood friend to be her personal assistant.
Mortimer and Wells co-wrote “Doll & Em” with the series’ director Azazel Jacobs. Andrew Eaton of Revolution Films and Lucy Lumsden exec produce.
Sky Broadcasting has the U.K. rights to “Doll & Em,” and the show will be shopped to other territories in October at MIPCOM.