Season Premiere Sunday, September 13 at 10:40 PM ET/PT on HBO
"Doll & Em," the comedy series starring Emily Mortimer (HBO’s “The Newsroom”)
and Dolly Wells (“Bridget Jones’s Diary”), will return for its second season SUNDAY,
SEPT. 13 (10:40-11:05 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Guest stars on the six-episode season
include Ewan McGregor, Olivia Wilde, Evan Rachel Wood and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
The six-episode first season explored what happens when a Hollywood actress hires her childhood friend as a personal assistant while making a film in Los Angeles. A bittersweet, intimate portrait of female friendship, the series followed their relationship through unexpected complications and surprising twists.
In the second season, the two write an off-Broadway play together in an effort to do something creative on equal footing. They even manage to hoodwink Evan Rachel Wood and Olivia Wilde into appearing in it, with Wood playing Doll and Wilde playing Em.
After packing up her life in London, Doll has moved in to Em’s Brooklyn basement, only to find that living in the lap of her friend’s family is surprisingly lonely. Meanwhile, their play is jeopardized when Em gets cast in a Hollywood action thriller opposite Ewan McGregor and threatens to abandon their passion project.
Chaos ensues as Doll and Em start rewriting the play to reflect their growing frustration with each other, and Wilde and Wood begin to lose faith in the production. Will they resolve their differences and restore balance to their friendship by curtain call, or will things finally fall apart forever for the best friends?
Episode #7 (season 2, episode 1)
Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 13 (10:40-11:05 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 13 (12:15 a.m., 2:15 a.m.), 15 (12:35 a.m.), 16 (10:30
p.m.), 17 (1:15 p.m.), 19 (2:30 p.m.), 22 (1:00 a.m.), 23 (10:30 p.m.), 24 (12:50 p.m.) and
26 (2:45 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 14 (9:00 p.m.), 17 (1:15 a.m.), 21 (9:00 p.m.) and 24 (1:15
a.m.), and Oct. 24 (6:00 p.m.)
Reunited best friends Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer sequester themselves in a
remote lighthouse, collaborating on a semi-autobiographical script they hope will take
Broadway, or at least off-Broadway, by storm.
Episode #8 (season 2, episode 2)
Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 (10:35-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 20 (12:05 a.m., 1:00 a.m.), 22 (1:25 a.m.), 23 (10:55
p.m.), 24 (1:15 p.m.) and 26 (3:15 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 21 (9:30 p.m.) and 24 (1:40 a.m.), and Oct. 24 (6:30 p.m.)
DOLL & EM – 3
In New York, Doll and Em set to work on their play, having secured an off-
Broadway venue through Mikhail Baryshnikov, and with Hollywood stars Olivia Wilde and
Evan Rachel Wood interested in starring as Em and Doll, respectively.
Episode #9 (season 2, episode 3)
Debut: SUNDAY, SEPT. 27 (10:30-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Sept. 27 (midnight, 2:00 a.m.), 29 (1:15 a.m.) and 30 (10:30
p.m.), and Oct. 1 (2:45 p.m.) and 3 (11:45 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Sept. 28 (8:30 p.m.) and Oct. 1 (1:45 a.m.) and 24 (7:00 p.m.)
A chance bar encounter with Ewan McGregor takes Dolly by surprise, while Emily
lands a film role that could threaten the future of their play.
DOLL & EM will also be available on HBO NOW and HBO GO.
Among the critical raves for the first season, the Los Angeles Times observed, “It's
as complicated a duet, in its way, as that of ‘True Detective,’ and as well-played and
rewarding, the more so as series about female friendship are in proportionately short