Titled “Platonic,” the half-hour collection will see the pair reunite with Nick Stoller, who directed them in each of the “Neighbors” movies and in addition labored on the screenplay of the sequel. The present has acquired a 10-episode order.
“Platonic” explores the interior workings of platonic friendship. A pair of former finest mates who met of their youth (Byrne and Rogen) reconnect as adults and attempt to mend the rift that led to their falling out. As their friendship turns into extra consuming, it destabilizes their lives and causes them to reevaluate their decisions.
Stoller co-wrote the collection and also will direct and govt produce. Francesca Delbanco, who co-created the Netflix collection “Associates from School” with Stoller, can also be a co-writer and govt producer on “Platonic.” Rogen and Byrne will govt produce as properly together with Conor Welch of Stoller World Options. Sony Footage Tv will produce, with Stoller at present underneath an general deal on the studio.
This marks the second Apple undertaking for Byrne, who can also be connected to star within the 1980s aerobics dramedy “Physical” on the streamer. Along with her work on the “Neighbors” movies, she is understood for starring roles in movies like “Bridesmaids,” “Spy,” and “Instantaneous Household.” She beforehand appeared on the FX collection “Damages,” for which she was nominated for 2 Golden Globes and two Emmys.
She is repped by CAA and RGM Artist Group.
Rogen will make his return to being a collection common with “Platonic.” His early breakout roles got here when he starred on exhibits like “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared.” He has since gone on to a really profitable movie profession, starring in comedy tasks like “The 40 12 months Previous Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” “Pineapple Categorical,” and “The Interview.” He has additionally expanded into producing, at present govt producing collection resembling “The Boys” at Amazon and “Black Monday” at Showtime.
He’s repped by UTA and Principal Leisure.
Past the “Neighbors” films, Stoller’s function directing credit embody “The 5 12 months Engagement,” “Get Him to the Greek,” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” He’s a credited author on the primary two movies whereas additionally having written movies resembling “Intercourse Tape,” “Muppets Most Wished,” and “Night time Faculty.”
He’s repped by UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.