ByAlisha Grauso, writer at Creators.co
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Alisha Grauso

If you're a fan of The Office, or have ever felt hopelessly awkward or shy or just plain unlucky when it comes to wooing the opposite sex, then ladies and gents, upcoming HBO offering Hello Ladies is the show for you.

The series is the pet project of (who is directing, writing, producing, and also starring in the series), the brains behind both the UK and American version of The Office, and his character, Stuart, is absolutely the socially-awkward character with a complete lack of self-awareness Merchant favors.

The first trailer has been released, and it sets up Stuart as an underdog type we'll want to root for, and explains a bit about why he's so hopelessly inept with the opposite sex.

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Fun fact: After the chair-stepping scene, I looked up Merchant's height: 6'7". Judging from the trailer and that fact alone, expect to see a lot of physically awkward gags be rolled into the show, as well.

Hello Ladies premieres September 29 at 10:30 EST on HBO.

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