The stars of the Neighbors film franchise are reuniting once more. Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) and Seth Rogen (An American Pickle) are set to headline a new comedy series for Apple TV+. Announced on Tuesday, the series is entitled Platonic via The Hollywood Reporter.
As Byrne and Rogen come together once more as one of America’s biggest comedy duos, other frequent collaborators will be working on the project as well. The new comedy series comes from the director of Neighbors Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and his wife, writer Francesca Delbanco (Friends From College). Neighbors was a 2014 film which was a box office smash, featuring Byrne and Rogen as husband and wife who are next door neighbors to a rowdy frat house. Due to its success, there was also a sequel, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.
The new series Platonic will consist of ten half-hour long episodes. Rogen and Byrne will play old friends who rekindle their friendship, leading to conflicts and chaos. Sony Pictures TV is set to produce the project. Both Byrne and Rogen will serve as executive producers along with Stoller and Delbanco. Stoller and Delbanco will also be teaming up to write the series.
It’s been awhile since Rogen has found himself starring in a television show. He first broke into the business in 1999 starring in the cult classic TV series Freaks and Geeks. Playing high school burnout Ken, it was cancelled after one season. Afterwards he starred in the short lived 2001 sitcom Undeclared. Since then, Rogen has made a name for himself working behind the scenes in television. He is a producer of several television shows including Amazon Prime’s hit original series The Boys, AMC’s Preacher, Showtime’s Black Monday, and Hulu’s Future Man. He will also be executive producing the upcoming HBO Max Original series Santa Inc.
Byrne has also come off a great year working in television. She starred in the critically acclaimed Hulu Original series, Mrs. America. A period piece taking place in the 1970s, she portrayed feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Byrne received rave reviews for her performance as the writer and activist. Along with the announcement of her starring role in Platonic, Byrne has another television project at Apple TV+ as well. She will be starring in a 1980s period piece comedy entitled Physical.