HBO Latin America announced the premiere of the all-new original comedy series, Hello Ladies, to be debuted tomorrow in the Caribbean simultaneously with the United States, immediately following the fourth and final season premiere of Eastbound and Down.
The half-hour comedy series follows the life of a gawky Englishman in search of the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles.
In his first leading role in a comedy series, Stephen Merchant (Golden Globe winner as writer and executive producer of The Office UK and HBO's Extras) portrays Stuart, a web designer who relocated from England to LA in hopes of finding excitement, romance, and maybe even a soul mate.
Working out of his home office, Stuart has an easy rapport with his attractive roommate Jessica (Christine Woods), an aspiring actress attempting a new career as a web series writer/director, though it is clear she's not romantically interested in him.
Half as charming as he thinks he is - and twice as desperate - Stuart is obsessed with infiltrating the glamorous world of beautiful people. Seduced by the promise of the best restaurants and hottest nightclubs, Stuart's cheapness and pettiness often finds him just outside the door of LA's most desirable locales.
In this season's eight episodes, Stuart relentlessly hits the LA social scene in search of beautiful women, often accompanied by his friends Wade (Nate Torrence), who's in the midst of a divorce, and Kives (Kevin Weisman), a charismatic paraplegic who fares far better with the ladies than either Stuart or Wade.
In addition to the regular cast, guests this season include Crista Flanagan (Mad Men), Jenny Slate (SNL), Sean Wing (90210, The Whole Truth), and Sarah Wright (Parks and Recreation).
Merchant is an award-winning comedian, actor, producer and director best known for his highly successful collaborations with Ricky Gervais on such iconic shows as The Office (both the UK series and the Emmy Award-winning US series), as well as three HBO series: Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show and Life's Too Short.
Hello Ladies is created and executive produced by Merchant, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who also write several episodes. Co-executive producers include Danny Chun and Rob Weiner, with producer Dan Kaplow. The series is shot on location in Los Angeles.