Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen had played a married couple in the Neighbors films, but the two are set to play a very different kind of pair for Apple TV+’s upcoming show Platonic.
Just in, we have a new inside look at the show, and it has Rogen and Byrne talking about the influences of the series and how the two play a couple of strictly platonic adult friends. Check this out:
Here’s the series synopsis:
“Platonic” follows a platonic pair of former best friends approaching midlife (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who reconnect after a long rift. The duo’s friendship becomes all consuming—and destabilizes their lives in a hilarious way.
Probably the best thing about Rogen and Byrne is their chemistry, and it really shined when they were paired together in Neighbors. Though they may not have been the most romantic of couples, the two acted like very good friends onscreen, and I think that’s the chemistry that Platonic wanted to bank on.
It’s kind of funny how they mention how When Harry Met Sally was an inspiration for the series, because Harry and Sally did end up together by the end of that film; but I think the film’s message about men and women being friends is the part that outshines everything in that movie.
Let’s hope Platonic manages to dazzle when it premieres on Apple TV+ on May 24.