Doll & Em – the new partly improvised transatlantic sitcom from Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer – will air on Sky Living HD from next month.
The real life best friends have written and starred in the razor-sharp satirical comedy which looks at the joy and pain of female friendship through exaggerated versions of themselves. The result was critically acclaimed at its première late last year at London Film Festival, and US premium channel HBO has snapped the show up for airing across the pond.
Mortimer (The Newsroom, Shutter Island) plays Em – a Hollywood actress who hires her childhood friend to be her personal assistant while making a film in Los Angeles. Enter Doll – played by Luxury Comedy star Wells, of course – a London-based waitress whose relationship with Em gives her an excuse to leave it all behind.
However, being Em’s assistant is less straightforward than it first appeared, and soon Doll finds herself having more in common with the crew than her lifelong friend. Em’s alienation and the demands of her overwhelming film role complicate matters, and pull their friendship towards breaking point.
Filmed on location in LA and London, the show features surprise cameos from A-List Hollywood stars, and looks set to be a huge international hit. You can see a trailer below.
We’ll also be bringing you a more detailed preview of the run ahead of transmission, which is due to begin on Tuesday 18th February at 10pm on Sky Living HD. Sky Go customers will be able to access the show a week in advance, so stay peeled for more details.