Doll & Em, the British comedy series written by and starring actresses and real-life best friends Emily Mortimer (HBO’s The Newsroom) and Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’s Diary), has been picked up for a second season by HBO. The show, from UK broadcaster BSkyB, was already renewed for a six-episode second season by Sky Living in the UK in October.
The six-episode Season 1 of Doll & Em, which debuted on HBO in March, explored what happens when a Hollywood actress hires her childhood friend as a personal assistant while making a film in Los Angeles. It featured guest appearances by Andy Garcia, Susan Sarandon, John Cusack and Chloë Sevigny.
In the second season, Doll and Em write an off-Broadway play together in an effort to do something creative on an equal footing. They manage to hoodwink Evan Rachel Wood and Olivia Wilde into appearing in it, with Wood playing Doll and Wilde playing Em. Ewan McGregor and Mikhail Baryshnikov also guest star.
The new season will again be directed by Azazel Jacobs and produced by Alessandro Nivola with Kevin Comer under Nivola and Mortimer’s King Bee label. Andrew Eaton will executive produce along with Lucy Lumsden, the show’s commissioner for Sky.