Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen star in and executive produce Platonic on Apple TV+. The ten-episode season will premiere with the first three episodes on Wednesday, May 24, followed by new episodes weekly.
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.
“I mean, we know each other well,” Rogen expressed, talking about his friendship with his co-star. “I think one of the things people liked about our relationship in Neighbors was that we portrayed a couple who seemed like they really liked each other as friends and you know, there was conflict between them, but it wasn’t born of this like loathing for one another that I think a lot of married couples had portrayed up until then. So the idea of being platonic friends who kind of egg each other on and get along very well, but also elevate one another’s kind of madness was — it just felt like it would work really well.”
As for what Byrne is most excited for audiences to see, she shared, “It’s something, I think, I would like to watch. I gravitate toward that more and more, of a, you know, just the tonally kind of a light affair sometimes is what you feel like.”
I spoke with the duo about building on their bond from previously working together on Neighbors, their favorite filming memories, why they’re excited for their fans to watch the show, and more!
Watch my interview here: