Back in the summer of 2013, HBO picked up the comedy series “Togetherness” for an eight-episode run. The show was initially expected to launch in the fall of 2014, but it looks like it will be premiering at a much later date. Read on for the details.
“Togetherness” comes from the creative minds of the Duplass brothers, Mark and Jay, whose writing, producing and directing credits include films like “The Puffy Chair” and “Jeff, Who Lives at Home.”
The story of “Togetherness” centers on relationships, where the show follows the lives of two couples who are living in the same house in Los Angeles. It will explore the struggles and problems that these couples go through, both as pairs and as individuals.
The series stars Amanda Peet (“The Good Wife”) as Tina Morris who moves in a house along with her sister Michelle (played by Melanie Lyskey in “Two and a Half Men”) and her husband Brett (Mark Duplass in “The League”). The show also includes Steve Zissis (“Parks and Recreation”) as Brett’s actor-friend who lives with them. Zissis, by the way, also serves as a co-producer of the series, while Stephanie Langhoff comes aboard as co-executive producer.
During the development of “Togetherness,” Mark Duplass was not supposed to be part of the cast as the actor had standing commitments in film and television. Other than “The League,” a long-running series on FX, he was set to recur on “The Mindy Project.” He was also filming a movie with Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”). For Mark, the plan was to only work behind the scenes like Jay, his brother. Jay, on the other hand, was recently seen in the Amazon Prime show “Transparent.”
In April 2014, Jay tweeted that the production for “Togetherness” had wrapped up; thus, industry experts thought the show would be debuting along with the rest of HBO’s fall slate. But according to Entertainment Weekly, the series is likely to start airing by January 2015. The site also posted an exclusive first look the half-hour comedy.
And that’s the news about “Togetherness” from the Duplass brothers, which will come to HBO in early 2015. We will be bringing you more updates about the series only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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