Cobie Smulders (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele, Keanu) are confirmed to star in Netflix’s new comedy series Friends From College. The comedy comes from writer/director Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Get Him to the Greek) and Francesca Delbanco who are writing and executive producing. Stoller is also set to direct the eight episode first season.
The cast of the new comedy series also includes Annie Parisse (Vinyl), Nat Faxon (Married), Fred Savage (The Grinder), and Jae Suh Park (The Mindy Project).
“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,” stated Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
The Plot: The show centers 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.