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In the Long Run

In the Long Run

  • Premiered: 
    March 29, 2018
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  • Network: Sky One
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Idris Elba 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Loosely based on actor-writer Idris Elba's childhood, IN THE LONG RUN is a comedy series that examines the lives of the Easmon family living in London in 1985, led by factory worker Walter whose home and family -- wife Agnes and son Kobna -- are turned upside down when his party-loving, responsibility-challenged DJ younger brother, Valentine, arrives from Sierra Leone. Walter sets up an interview for Valentine at the factory; meanwhile, Walter's friend, Bagpipes' wedding anniversary approaches. IN THE LONG RUN had its U.S. premiere on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 10-10:50pm ET/PT, as Starz debuted back-to-back episodes.

IN THE LONG RUN's second season had its U.S. debut on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 10-10:50pm ET/PT on Starz. The new season opens with Valentine moving out -- but bachelor life isn't how he expected. Then, Bagpipes makes a bold bid to run Leon out of town; Agnes and Kobna step in when Valentine gets ripped off by a garage owner.
On Friday, December 20, 2019 from 10-10:50pm ET/PT, Starz premiered the Season 2 finale of IN THE LONG RUN, debuting back-to-back episodes, immediately followed by the Christmas episode:

10pm ET/PT: Agnes gets introduced to a fellow colleague and Valentine confronts Kobna's boss; Leon's plans affect Bagpipes in more ways than one.

10:25pm ET/PT: Walter makes a discovery as everyone gets ready for Melissa's party; Uncle Valy comes to Kobna's rescue when he struggles to ask Kerry out.

10:50pm ET/PT (Christmas special): Walter obsesses over hosting the annual Easmon party alongside Agnes, but nothing goes according to plan; on the estate, Kobna and Dean try to make some extra cash carol singing, which is not helped by the fact that they can't sing.



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