The duo reunites with “Neighbors” director Nick Stoller, who co-created the Apple TV+ series with Francesca Delbanco.
Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne are determined to prove that men and women can be completely platonic friends.
The “Neighbors” stars are leading the Apple TV+ comedy “Platonic,” a 10-episode series executive produced by both actors. “Neighbors” helmer Nick Stoller co-created, directed and wrote the show with Francesca Delbanco.
According to the official synopsis, “Platonic” follows a platonic pair of former best friends (Rogen and Byrne) approaching middle age who reconnect after a long breakup. The pair’s friendship becomes all-consuming – and hilariously destabilizes their lives. Friends don’t let friends go through midlife alone
Also starring Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Andrew Lopez and Carla Gallo.
“Platonic” is produced by Sony Pictures Television, where Stoller’s Global Solutions, which created the series, has an overall deal. Byrne, Rogen, Stoller, Delbanco and Conor Welch are executive producers.
“Platonic” is the latest collaboration between Byrne and Apple TV+, following his hit series “Physical,” which returns for a third season this year. Meanwhile, co-star Rogen has been confirmed to star in an upcoming comedy series for the streamer. Rogen will write, direct and executive produce the show alongside collaborator Evan Goldberg.
Rogen was recently announced to helm Aziz Ansari’s “Good Fortune” opposite Keanu Reeves, as well as reuniting with “Pam and Tommy” director Craig Gillespie and co-star Sebastian Stan in “Dumb Money,” directed by Ben Mezrich Based on his movie “The Antisocial Network”. book share the GameStop short squeeze that changed Wall Street forever.
Rogen is producing “The Boys” spinoff series “Gen V” and has voiced “Sausage Party: Utopia,” “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.” Byrne also voices a character in “TMNT,” along with A-listers such as John Cena, Jackie Chan, Ice Cube, Post Malone, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Maya Rudolph. For all of Rogen’s upcoming projects, click here.
“Platonic” creator Stoller previously directed “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Five Year Engagement,” “Get Him to the Greek” and “Bros,” starring “Platonic” actor Macfarlane. Stoller has confirmed that he will write and direct the comedy “You’re Invited,” starring Reese Witherspoon, Will Ferrell and Geraldine Viswanathan.
“Platonic” premieres on Apple TV+ on May 24 with the first three episodes, followed by weekly episodes until July 21. Check out the trailer below.
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