Apple TV+ just ordered a half-hour comedy series starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. Platonic centers on a friendship that’s maybe not as unromantic as everyone thought.
“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,” Apple says about the series. “As their friendship becomes more consuming, it destabilizes their lives and causes them to reevaluate their choices.”
Mac fans might recognize Seth Rogen for playing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Universal’s Steve Jobs biopic in 2015. But he also has an extensive body of work going back to the classic Freaks and Geeks and Knocked Up.
Rose Byrne starred in the legal thriller Damages, earning two Golden Globe nominations and two Primetime Emmy nominations.
Rogen and Byrne previously worked together on the Neighbors film series. Those were directed by Nick Stoller, who’ll take on the same role for Platonic. He’ll also write that show, along with Francesca Delbanco (Friends from College). The series will be produced for Apple by Sony Pictures Television.
This early in the process, it’s not yet known when Platonic will premier on Apple TV+. When it’s available, there’ll be ten episodes.
More Apple TV+ comedies
Rose Byrne is already starring in another comedy series for Apple. She’ll play a housewife who finds new fulfilment in the world of aerobics in Physical.
And Apple TV+ already has several well-received shows to tickle your funnybone. There’s the musical-animated series Central Park or the sports-comedy series Ted Lasso. And Trying centers on a couple trying to have a baby.
Plus, there are plenty of others in the pipeline besides Platonic. Original comedy series in development include The Afterparty,, the musical comedy Schmigadoon!, and Mr. Corman from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Apple TV+ costs $4.99 a month, and there are no commercials. Subscribers can watched on Mac, iPad and iPhone, of course, but also on smart TV platforms.