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 totally platonic friends.
The “Neighbors” co-stars lead the Apple TV+ comedy “Platonic,” a 10-episode series the two actors are producing. “Neighbors” director Nick Stoller co-created, directed and co-wrote the show with Francesca Delbanco.
According to the official synopsis, “Platonic” follows a platonic pair of former best friends nearing their 40s (Rogen and Byrne) who reconnect after a long breakup. The duo’s friendship becomes all-consuming and hilariously destabilizes their lives. Friends don’t let friends have midlife crises alone
Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Andrew Lopez and Carla Gallo also star.
“Platonic” is produced by Sony Pictures Television, where series creator Stoller’s Global Solutions has an overall deal. Byrne, Rogen, Stoller, Delbanco and Conor Welch serve as executive producers.
“Platonic” is the latest collaboration between Byrne and Apple TV+, following his hit series “Physical” which returns for a third season later this year. Meanwhile, co-star Rogen is confirmed to star in an as-yet-untitled upcoming comedy series for the streamer. Rogen will write, direct and produce the show alongside collaborator Evan Goldberg.
Recently, it was announced that Rogen would helm Aziz Ansari’s “Good Fortune” opposite Keanu Reeves and would also reunite with “Pam and Tommy” director Craig Gillespie and co-star Sebastian Stan for “Dumb Money,” based on ” The Antisocial Network” by Ben Mezrich. book shares the short GameStop squeeze that changed Wall Street forever.
Rogen produces “The Boys” spin-off series “Gen V” and lends his voice to “Sausage Party: Utopia”, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”, and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem”. Byrne also voices a character in the movie “TMNT,” as well as such personalities 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.
The “Platonic” creator Stoller previously helmed “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Five Year Engagement,” “Get Him to the Greek” and “Bros” with “Platonic” actor Macfarlane. Stoller is confirmed to write and direct the comedy “You’re Cordially Invited” starring Reese Witherspoon, Will Ferrell and Geraldine Viswanathan.
“Platonic” premieres May 24 on Apple TV+ with the first three episodes, followed by weekly installments through July 21. Check out the trailer below.
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