HBO Acquires ‘Doll & Em’ From Emily Mortimer & Alessandro Nivola’s King Bee

HBO has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to comedy series Doll & Em from King Bee Prods., a new banner launched by The Newsroom‘s Emily Mortimer and Alessandro Nivola. Originally commissioned by Lucy Lumsden for Sky Living, part of British Sky Broadcasting, the 6-episode half-hour series was created by and stars Mortimer and fellow British actress Dolly Wells (The Mighty Boosh, Spy). A portrait of female friendship, Doll & Em tells the story of a British Hollywood star who hires her childhood friend to be her personal assistant while making a film in Los Angeles. Mortimer and Wells co-wrote Doll & Em along with the show’s director Azazel Jacobs (Terri, Momma’s Man). Nivola produced along with Stacia Peters, Kevin Comer, Mortimer, Dolly Wells and Azazel Jacobs. Revolution Films’ Andrew Eaton executive produced with Lucy Lumsden. (more…)

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