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Netflix Orders New Comedy ‘Friends From College’

Eight Episodes Ordered for a 2017 Debut

Netflix has announced a new comedy series, “Friends from College,” from Nick Stoller (“Neighbors,” “Neighbors: Sorority Rising,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) and Francesca Delbanco. The husband and wife team will serve as executive producers and writers on the series and Stoller will also direct all eight episodes. Production will begin this fall in New York.

“Friends From College” will center on a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now facing down their forties and experiencing a range of success, or lack thereof, both professionally and domestically. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, the series is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

“Nick is a comedic mastermind. With Friends from College, he and Francesca have created a world that is both moving and very, very funny. We are thrilled to be working with them and this incredible cast, and look forward to audiences around the world laughing with and at these relatable characters,”
said Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

The cast will include Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”), Annie Parisse (“Vinyl”), Nat Faxon (“American Dad,” “Ben & Kate”), Fred Savage (“The Grinder,” “The Wonder Years”) and Jae Suh Park (“The Mindy Project,” “The Big Short”).

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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