Huh. When HBO didn't renew Stephen Merchant's "Hello Ladies" for a second season, we weren't that surprised. The ratings weren't great, and the show itself was a bit one note, diverting enough, but not particularly fresh or original (read our review). But it looks like the comedic saga of a Brit expat making his way in Los Angeles will get a closing chapter.
HBO has announced that "Hello Ladies: The Movie" will air on the network on November 22nd at 10 PM. And once again, it will find Stuart's lack of self-esteem and desire to impress sending him down another misguided path, this time when an ex-girlfriend comes to visit. HBO's press release is below.
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.