Stephen Merchant says Hello Ladies in first video teaser for his US sitcom

The co-creator of The Office is in trademark crass form in a clip from his new HBO comedy

Stephen Merchant takes British awkwardness abroad in the first video teaser for his new HBO sitcom Hello Ladies.

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The eight-part comedy, starring and co-written by Merchant, casts the co-creator of The Office, Extras and Life’s Too Short as an Englishman looking for love in Los Angeles. In the clip, characters played by Merchant and Nate Torrence put their feet in their mouths while trying to chat up two women in a bar.

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Hello Ladies, which is co-written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office US) and co-stars Christine Woods (pictured above with Merchant), will debut on HBO in late September.