Three months after the cancellation of The Grinder, Fred Savage is set to return to series comedy — and he’ll be joined by Keegan-Michael Key and Cobie Smulders.
Netflix announced on Monday that it has ordered Friends from College, a comedy from Nick Stoller (Neighbors, The Carmichael Show) and wife/actress Francesca Delbanco. The pair will act as executive producers and writers on the series, all eight episodes of which will be directed by Stoller.
In addition to Savage, How I Met Your Mother star Smulders, and Key & Peele lead Key, the cast includes Annie Parisee (Vinyl), Nat Faxon (Married), and Jae Suh Park (The Mindy Project). The show revolves around a group of friends who graduated from Harvard (both Stoller and Delbanco attended the university) and now find themselves in their 40s having experienced varying degrees of success. “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,” the network said in a statement.
Stoller, who recently directed Neighbors 2, worked with Savage on The Grinder as an executive producer.
Friends From College is slated to commence production sometime this fall.