Tracey Ullman is no stranger to these shores, but it’s been over 30 years since she made a TV show in her native Britain. That all changed earlier this year when Tracey Ullman’s Show, not to be confused with her legendary series The Tracey Ullman Show, aired on that side of the pond.
Now it’s our turn to see the show. A new trailer released last week gave us a flavor of what to expect, and, unlike her Emmy award-winning shows like Tracey Takes On… or Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union, there’s a distinctly British air to all of the characters.
Some are a little more familiar than others, as Tracey channels Dame Maggie Smith as she auditions for a sci-fi movie (please, movie gods, make this happen), Camilla Parker Bowles as she’s left to look after Prince George, and even German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
She’s also joined by guest stars such as Rupert Grint and Doctor Who‘s Steve Pemberton, but it’s her impression of Dame Judi Dench that got us peering at our screens to check it wasn’t the veteran actress after all:
“Someone confiscate her passport,” quipped one reviewer when it aired in the U.K. Not likely. What with recent roles in How I Met Your Mother and Into the Woods, Tracey’s not staying anywhere for long.
Tracey Ullman’s Show debuts October 28 on HBO.
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