“Platonic” will return for a second season on Apple TV+, the streamer announced on Thursday.
Co-created, directed and co-written by Stoller and Delbanco, the series 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. In addition to Rogen and Byrne, “Platonic” season one starred Luke Macfarlane, Tre Hale, Andrew Lopez and Carla Gallo.
“We’re so thrilled to have the opportunity to tell more stories with Seth, Rose and everyone at Apple TV+ and Sony,” said co-creators Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. “Season Two spoiler alert: Will and Sylvia won’t get together this time either.”
“Since the first episodes of ‘Platonic’ debuted on Apple TV+, global audiences have been charmed by the hilarious, wildly fun and relatable friendship that Rose and Seth have brought to life through their charismatic performances,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “We can’t wait for viewers to see these characters encounter even more comedic mayhem in season two thanks to our partners at Sony and to the brilliant minds of Francesca and Nick.”
The series serves as the latest collaboration for Apple TV+ and Byrne, who also stars in Apple’s dark comedy “Physical.” In addition to “Platonic,” Rogen is set to star in an upcoming, untitled comedy series for Apple TV+ that he will write, direct and executive produce alongside Evan Goldberg.
Byrne, Rogen, Stoller, Delbanco and Conor Welch executive produce. “Platonic” hails from Sony Pictures Television, where Stoller’s Global Solutions has an overall deal.