‘Platonic’ comedy series, starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, coming to Apple TV+

Apple TV+ will expand its award-winning offering of comedy series with “Platonic,” a new series starring Emmy and Golden Globe nominees Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen, and co-written by Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco (“Friends from College”). The series will be produced for Apple by Sony Pictures Television.

Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen will star in “Platonic,” a 10-episode, half-hour comedy series, exclusively on Apple TV+.
Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen will star in “Platonic,” a 10-episode, half-hour comedy series, exclusively on Apple TV+.

The series reunites Byrne and Rogen with director Nick Stoller following their collaboration on the “Neighbors” films.

“Platonic” is a 10-episode, half-hour comedy which explores the inner workings of platonic friendship. A pair of former best friends who met in their youth (played by Byrne and Rogen) reconnect as adults and try to mend the rift that led to their falling out. As their friendship becomes more consuming, it destabilizes their lives and causes them to reevaluate their choices.

In addition to writing, Stoller will direct. Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen and Conor Welch will serve as executive producers on the series.

“Platonic” will premiere alongside upcoming Apple Original comedy series including “Physical,” also starring Rose Byrne; “The Afterparty,” a new comedy from Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe Award winners Chris Miller and Phil Lord, and Sony Pictures Television; “Schmigadoon!,” a musical comedy project executive produced by Lorne Michaels; “Mr. Corman,” directed, written and executive produced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt; as well as returning series including Peabody Award winner “Dickinson,” and critically acclaimed comedies “Ted Lasso” and “Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet.”

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.

MacDailyNews Take: If it’s at least half as enjoyable as Ted Lasso, Apple TV+ will have yet another winner!

3 Comments

  1. I’m so sorrryrrryyy, but—Seth Rogan is a dud. Just like the losers on SNL for the past 25 years when they quit being funny and mocking everything and adopted a snarky fake humorous approach to only non-liberals. They’ll occasionally throw in a bone to give the appearance of “fairness” by gently poking fun at some liberal icon but that’s about as far as it goes. Just like all of the fake-o night time TV talk shows. Incessantly pushing the socialist agenda.

    We checked out of Hollyweird sewer pipeline junk years ago and are happy and relieved as a result.

    Your money is your vote and we don’t intend to waste it.

  2. The Ted Lasso trailers were terrible and it’s not the kind of thing I’m into (1/2 hour situational comedy and sports).

    With all the positive reviews I gave it a try.

    It’s so good. I can see why the trailers couldn’t capture it. It’s about characters, and emotional arcs that unfold over hours not in quick quips. It’s got heart and substance, and it’s super funny.

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