Netflix has dropped the first trailer for Friends from College, a dramedy series led by Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders.
Executive produced and directed by Bad Neighbours and Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller, this eight-episode series follows a group of college friends as they face down their forties, complete with romantic entanglements, poor career choices and having to act one’s age.
This looks like it could be a funny, honest little show, one boosted by a solid cast and – hopefully – sharp writing. If the laughs and drama are strong and balanced out nicely, this could be another stand-out series for the streaming giant.
All eight episodes of Friends from College, also starring Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park, will drop on Netflix on July 14.
Synopsis for Friends from College:
A group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne) are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another Friends from College is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.The series is executive produced by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Neighbors: Sorority Rising, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), who also directed all eight episodes. Francesca Delbanco serves as an EP and writer.