Friends from College: Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco create new Netflix comedy
VOD News | On 23, Aug 2016
Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco are teaming up with Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders to create a new Netflix comedy series.
Friends from College will span eight episodes, which will feature an all star cast including Key, of Key & Peele fame, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse (Vinyl), Nat Faxon (Married, American Dad), Fred Savage (The Grinder) and Jae Suh Park (The Mindy Project, The Big Short).
The show is created by The Five-Year Engagement’s Nick Stoller, who also wrote the recent Muppet films, The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, 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.
The show follows 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.
Delbanco and Stoller both attended Harvard University. Delbanco went on to receive her Master’s Degree in fiction writing from the University of Michigan.
“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,” says Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.
Production will begin this fall in New York.