Netflix has given the greenlight to “Friends From College,” an ensemble comedy featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders.
The half-hour series hails from the husband-and-wife team of Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. The story revolves around a group of friends who attended Harvard together and are now in their 40s, experiencing varying degrees of success in their personal and professional lives. Stoller and Delbanco, who are both Harvard alums, are writing and exec producing the series, with Stoller also set to direct all eight episodes.
The cast also includes Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage and Jae Suh Park.
“Nick is a comedic mastermind. With ‘Friends from College,’ he and Francesca have created a world that is both moving and very, very funny,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of original content. “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.”
The project has been in the works at Netflix for some time. Production is set to begin this fall in New York.
Stellar at present is working as an exec producer on NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” and was also an exec producer last season on the Fox comedy “The Grinder,” which also featured Savage. His film credits include directing 2014’s “Neighbors” and 2016’s “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and 2008’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
(Pictured: Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders)