Netflix announces Friends from College starring Keegan-Michael Key


A new comedy series from Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco has been picked up by Netflix. Starring Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele, Keanu, Don’t Think Twice), Cobie Smulders (Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Avengers, How I Met Your Mother), and others, the eight-episode comedy Friends from College will begin production in New York this fall.

“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,” Cindy Holland, Netflix Vice President of Original Content.

The show centers on 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.

Other stars include Annie Parisse (Vinyl, The Following), Nat Faxon (Married, American Dad, Ben & Kate), Fred Savage (The Grinder, The Wonder Years), and Jae Suh Park (The Mindy Project, The Big Short). No solid air date has been set for the show yet.

Will you be tuning in to Friends from College when it hits Netflix? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.


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