Run: Season 1

Run: Season 1

Run: Season 1

In this limited series, Golden Globe nominee Merritt Wever (Unbelievable) plays a woman living a humdrum life. Desperate for something more—or something else—she responds to a text activating an "escape plan" her and an old flame (Domhnall Gleeson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) concocted years ago.

Ruby (Wever) and Billy (Gleeson) made a pact seventeen years ago. If one of them texted "run" and the other replied with the same, they'd drop everything, walk away from their lives, and travel across the US together. Created and written by longtime Phoebe Waller-Bridge collaborator Vicky Jones (director of the original Fleabag stage show), with a Waller-Bridge appearance in the show teased in its trailer.

2020USAHBO
ComedyRomance

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
13 April 2020

Run

Ruby looks to escape her humdrum life by embarking on an adventure with an old flame.

EPISODE 1.2
20 April 2020

Kiss

During their first night aboard, Ruby's mind is consumed by sex. Meanwhile, Billy works to shake a persistent figure from his past.

EPISODE 1.3
27 April 2020

F*ck

Ruby and Billy decide to spend a day in Chicago before making any rash decisions about their next moves. Ruby meets an exciting woman, while Billy tries to handle a relentless Fiona.

EPISODE 1.4
4 May 2020

Chase

Back on the train, Ruby seeks guidance from a new friend and gets a wakeup call from home that leaves her shaken.

EPISODE 1.5
11 May 2020

Jump

A dramatic detour finds Ruby and Billy in unknown territory as they're forced to make a life-changing decision.

EPISODE 1.6
18 May 2020

Tell

Stranded in the middle of nowhere, Ruby and Billy argue about what to do next. Meanwhile, Laurel makes a gruesome discovery and receives an eventful visit from Detective Babe Cloud.

EPISODE 1.7
25 May 2020

Trick

With the end of their journey approaching, Ruby and Billy consider their future together. Are they finally being honest with each other? Babe and Laurel are forced together as they follow a new lead.

Run: Season 1 / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Wever, one of the few actresses who can bring depth and soulfulness to a goody-two-shoes role, is miscast in this Fleabag-ish role, in which a charmingly messy surface offers occasional glimpses into bottomless emotional chaos.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Run is at its best when embracing rom-com traditions, like the will-they/won’t-they and the meet-cute, then just as quickly subverting them.

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Collider

Collider

You may not know exactly where you’re heading at first, but Run promises — and plays with how much it wants to fulfill — quite the captivating treasure map along the way.

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Salon

Salon

"Run" is a work that proves more surprising, shocking, seductive, funny and powerful the less you know about it, but it earns it trust from the top of the series through Wever's unwavering performance and her chemistry with Domhnall Gleeson...

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Vulture

Vulture

It is always a joy to recommend a new, great television show. But in this time of such profound anxiety and sadness, it’s even more special — the equivalent of alerting the world that a beam of glorious light is on its way to people’s homes.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Commencing right after they exchange that fateful texts 17 years after college, HBO’s Run plays like a consciously frazzled version of Before Sunset.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

If it would just slow down and let Ruby (Merritt Wever) and Billy (Domhnall Gleeson) talk things out, then the real story could start. Instead, two talented leads guide the audience through a bevy of bizarre choices and convenient circumstances, all en route to a will-they-or-won’t-they partnership you can’t really support.

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Variety

Variety

It doesn’t hurt that Wever and Gleeson make a five-course meal out of every stolen glance, buoyed by Gleeson’s lethally charming portrayal of Billy’s neuroses and Wever tearing into Ruby’s latent fury with palpable relish.

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Run: Season 1 / Trailers