Emily Mortimer Sells a Semi-Autobiographical Comedy to HBO


Emily Mortimer, star of The Newsroom and Shutter Island amongst countless other things, is co-creating and starring in a new comedy that’ll be airing on HBO, THR reports. The show is called Doll & Em, and it was created by and stars Mortimer and her real-life best friend Dolly Wells, a British actress who’s appeared in UK series Spy and The Mighty Boosh. The six-episode series was commissioned by British channel Sky Living, and it’ll premiere there in February. There’s no word on when Doll & Em will premiere on HBO.