Despite a cliffhanger ending to Season 1, the romantic comedy thriller starring Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson and created by Vicky Jones with Phoebe Waller-Bridge as executive producer won't return for a second season. The decision comes weeks after its May 24 finale and "lengthy back-and-fourth discussions about a potential second installment, which included possibly moving production to Los Angeles," according to Deadline. “After exploring potential ways of continuing Ruby and Billy’s journey, together with showrunner Vicky Jones, we have come to the decision that we will not be moving forward with a second season of Run,” HBO said in a statement. When asked about a potential Season 2 in May, Jones told Deadline: "We would love, love, love to keep going and keep running. I certainly have a thousand ideas." She also discussed whether Run was feasible in the coronavirus pandemic era. "It does make us think," she said. "You suddenly think, well, is that going to be impossible in terms of the background performers? And also, I mean, do you want to watch a show where coronavirus has happened? You quickly realize that that’s not our job. We don’t want to dwell on this very difficult and unusual time in our existence. It’s a very odd reality that we’re living in. Sorry, but I think we would just ignore it in terms of trying to put it in the story."
TOPICS: Run, HBO, Domhnall Gleeson, Merritt Wever, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Vicky Jones, Cancelations, Renewals & Pickups, Coronavirus