Posted on Friday, October 31st, 2014 by Germain Lussier
After multiple successful TV shows with partner Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant didn’t have the same success with the HBO show Hello Ladies. It had some fans, both critical and general, but never caught hold of pop culture like other HBO shows and was thought to be done after one season. Well, in classic Merchant fashion, the series is getting one more shot to wrap everything up. HBO will air Hello Ladies: The Movie on November 22nd at 10 p.m.
HBO announced the news via press release, which we saw on Indiewire. A TV movie is a fitting end to the series, simply because that’s how Merchant has closed out his other shows such as The Office and Extras. Those were “Christmas specials” but they were also like 90 minutes episodes of the show. Basically a movie.
Here’s the full press release. Will you be checking out the Hello Ladies movie?
HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE, WRAPPING UP THE COMEDY SERIES FROM STEPHEN MERCHANT, DEBUTS NOV. 22, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
When Stuart learns that his British ex-girlfriend is planning to visit Los Angeles with her husband, he sets out to impress them with his glamorous lifestyle, enlisting a Russian model he’s just met to play the role of his beautiful girlfriend. What could go wrong?
Starring Stephen Merchant (co-creator of the Golden Globe-winning BBC comedy series “The Office” and HBO’s “Extras”) as Stuart, HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE wraps up his story when it debuts SATURDAY, NOV. 22 (10:00-11:20 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: Nov. 24 (5:15 p.m.), 26 (2:30 p.m.) and 30 (4:00 a.m.), and Dec. 3 (12:45 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 7 (3:00 p.m.), 13 (9:30 a.m.) and 23 (7:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Nov. 25 (11:00 p.m.) and 28 (10:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m.), and Dec. 16 (1:45 p.m., 10:35 p.m.), 20 (10:10 a.m., 12:45 a.m.) and 26 (5:00 p.m., 3:05 a.m.)
The eight-episode season of “Hello Ladies,” which debuted on HBO in Sept. 2013, tells the story of Stuart, a gawky 6’7” English transplant seeking excitement and romance in Los Angeles. Searching for the woman of his dreams amidst the city’s dazzling nightlife, Stuart’s romantic aspirations far outstretch his looks or appeal. Half as charming – and twice as desperate – as he thinks he is, he’s obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people, who won’t let him in.
In addition to Stephen Merchant as Stuart Pritchard, HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE stars Christine Woods (Jessica), Nate Torrence (Wade), Kevin Weisman (Kives) and Kyle Mooney (Rory), with Sean Wing (Glenn) and Crista Flanagan (Marion) in guest roles.
Stephen Merchant’s other HBO credits include “The Ricky Gervais Show” and “Life’s Too Short.”
HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE is produced in association with ABC Studios; directed by Stephen Merchant; written by Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg;executive producers, Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg; producer, Dan Kaplow.Cool Posts From Around the Web: