Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne‘s long-gestating Apple TV+ comedy finally has a premiere date.
Platonic, which snagged a series order in October 2020, will arrive on Wednesday, May 24. Three episodes will drop on premiere day, followed by one new episode every week (through July 12).
The 10-episode series “follows a platonic pair of former best friends approaching midlife who reconnect after a long rift,” according to the official logline. “The duo’s friendship becomes all consuming—and destabilizes their lives in a hilarious way.” Luke Macfarlane (Bros), Tre Hale (Love and Monsters), Carla Gallo (Bones) and Andrew Lopez (Blockers) also star.
Rogen and Byrne previously worked together on the 2014 comedy flick Neighbors — and its sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising — in which they played a married couple that goes to great lengths to sabotage the fraternity house next door. Nick Stoller, who directed both Neighbors films, co-created, directed and co-wrote Platonic with Francesca Delbanco (Friends From College). Rogen, Byrne, Stoller, Delbanco and Conor Welch (Panhandle) serve as executive producers.
Platonic is one of two Apple TV+ series headlined by Byrne. She also stars in the aerobics comedy Physical, which returns with Season 3 later this year (date TBA). Additionally, Rogen is set to star in an as-yet-untitled showbiz comedy that revolves around an old Hollywood movie studio that he will write, direct and executive-produce alongside Evan Goldberg.
Will you be adding Platonic to your Apple TV+ watchlist? Scroll down to see additional photos (and a first look at the series’ key art), then hit the comments and let us know.
I’ll watch pretty much anything with Rose Byrne. Looking forward to this.
I will not watch anything with Seth Rogan. He is not funny. Not Looking forward to this. Just my opinion but I hope you like it.
I loved Rose Byrne in Damages I never thought she’d be starring in all these comedies but she’s so great.
Isn’t it crazy how it seems like she sorta stumbled into comedy? I think the first comedic role was Get Him to the Greek, and it just took off from there. Watching Damages, I never would’ve thought she’d be so adept at comedy but she absolutely kills it every time. And of course she’s a fantastic dramatic actress as well.
All I can think about is Timothy Chalamet still sitting and waiting for his Apple TV+ show when Rose Byrne now has two.
I would watch this if I trusted TV to let a close straight man/woman friendship to stay platonic.
It’s hard to imagine Seth taking yet another role in which he’s romantically matched with a woman who’s ridiculously out of his league. (I hope?)