Seth Rogen is one of the most consistent performers in Hollywood today. However, his Neighbors co-star Rose Byrne proves to perhaps be the more versatile of the two following a string of roles in more dramatic or action-packed films. Up next, according to Deadline, the two will reunite for a new series in the works for the Apple TV+ streaming service.
The series, titled Platonic, hails from Rogen and Byrne’s Neighbors director Nick Stoller. Stoller will direct the half-hour comedy series and write the script alongside Francesca Delbanco (Get Him to the Greek). Apple has given the project the green light and will produce in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television.
The comedy’s first season will run for ten episodes. The story will follow and explore the minutia of a truly platonic friendship between a man and a woman. The pair of pals, played by Rogen and Byrne, will reunite as adults after spending their childhoods together. As they attempt to repair their relationship, it begins to destabilize and uproot their lives as they question the reunion altogether. Per the initial report, each season of Platonic will feature a new couple and run as an anthology series.
The news marks Rogen’s return to TV following starring roles in the cult-classic Freaks & Geeks. His additional TV credits include creating and producing hit shows like The Boys and Preacher. Following recent roles in, Disney’s The Lion King and HBO Max’s An American Pickle, Rogen will next join Sarah Silverman in the animated series Santa Inc. Meanwhile, Platonic will be Rose Byrne’s second comedy series at Apple TV with a role lined up in the streamer’s Physical. Following starring roles in Irresistible and FX’s Mrs. America, Byrne will reprise her role as Bea in Peter Rabbit 2.
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