HBO has released the first trailer for upcoming comedy Doll and Em. Starring Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer, the series tells the story of an actress who hires her best friend as her personal assistant and the impact that the change in their dynamic has on their relationship as a whole. The series, which is receiving an unusual-for-premium-cable Wednesday double-episode launch, is one of several new additions to the HBO lineup in 2014; having already introduced True Detective and Looking, the network will premiere Mike Judge tech comedy Silicon Valley in April and Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers in June.
Listed below are the dates, titles, times, descriptions, and encore information for the first four episodes of Doll & Em.
Wednesday, March 19th – “Episode 1” (10:00 – 10:25 p.m.)
After a nasty breakup with her boyfriend in London, Doll (Dolly Wells) joins her best friend, actress Em (Emily Mortimer), in Los Angeles, agreeing to be her personal assistant during the production of a new film.
Other HBO playdates: March 21 (2:00 p.m.), 22 (10:00 a.m.) and 24 (7:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: March 21 (8:00 p.m.), 23 (2:30 p.m.) and 24 (11:15 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 19th – “Episode 2” (10:25 – 10:50 p.m.)
At a pre-production Hollywood Hills party for Em’s new movie, Doll gets stuck babysitting for Susan Sarandon’s son, and later faces a rival when Buddy (Jonathan Cake), a producer and the party’s host, invites her into his hot tub.
Other HBO playdates: March 21 (2:25 p.m.), 22 (10:25 a.m.) and 24 (7:25 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: March 21 (8:25 p.m.), 23 (2:55 p.m.) and 24 (11:40 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 26th – “Episode 3” (10:00- 10:25 p.m.)
Em is flummoxed by her inability to summon tears during an emotional funeral scene, while Doll, cast as an extra, makes grieving look easy. Between takes, Doll befriends John Cusack and twists her foot on a coffee run.
Other HBO playdates: March 28 (2:00 p.m.), 29 (10:00 a.m.) and 31 (6:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: March 28 (8:00 p.m.) and 30 (3:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, March 26th – “Episode 4” (10:25 – 10:50 p.m.)
Em is forced, ironically, into role of personal assistant as a result of Dolly’s foot injury. She reaches the breaking point when Doll, already receiving an inordinate amount of attention from Buddy and the crew, interrupts a critical scene with Chloë Sevigny as Em is being critiqued yet again by Mike (Aaron Himelstein), the director.
Other HBO playdates: March 28 (2:25 p.m.), 29 (10:25 a.m.) and 31 (6:55 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: March 28 (8:25 p.m.) and 30 (3:50 p.m.)
The series premiere of Doll and Em is set to air Wednesday, March 19th at 10:00 on HBO.