While the streaming service might not be as popular as the company hoped, you can’t help but give Apple credit for spending large sums of money to fill its Apple TV+ platform with A-list talent. And the latest example of that is the upcoming comedy series, “Platonic.”
According to Variety, “Platonic” is the latest series that Apple TV+ has in development, as the streaming service hopes to attract new subscribers with huge names. This time, the attraction seems to be a reteaming of the “Neighbors” cast and crew with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne attached to star and Nick Stoller on board to co-write and direct the comedy series. Stoller is joined by Francesca Delbanco, who will also co-write the series. Previously, Delbanco and Stoller worked together on the Netflix comedy series, “Friends From College.”
“Platonic” tells the story of childhood friends (Rogen and Byrne) that reconnect after years apart and attempt to figure out the situation that led to their estrangement. However, as their friendship begins to become all-consuming, they have to reevaluate their choices before their lives fall apart.
As mentioned Rogen and Byrne previously worked together on the hit feature films, “Neighbors” and the sequel, “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.” Both of those films were directed by Stoller, who is also known for helming “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek.”
The 10-episode series is still in development and a production date has not been revealed. So, it’s unclear when we might see “Platonic” arrive on Apple TV+. However, with Rogen and Byrne involved, it’s obvious that the streaming platform will want this series on its service ASAP.