It may have taken two years, but “Togetherness” on HBO is finally launching its newest comedy series. The network has confirmed that the show will debut on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at 9:30 p.m. Read on for more details.
The pilot episode of the series was first ordered by HBO back in 2013, and brothers Jay and Mark Duplass set out to work on their show. The half-hour offering features four adults in their late 30s, and they all live together in one house.
Mark Duplass will play Brett, the husband of Michelle, who is played by Melanie Lynskey (“Two and a Half Men”). As a couple, they deal with the usual struggles that come with being married. The two are joined by Steve Zissis as Alex, Brett’s best friend, who is described as underemployed. Completing the quad is Amanda Peet, who will play Tina. She is Michelle’s sister, and she is described as a free spirit.
The series, written and created by the Duplass brothers, wasn’t supposed to have Mark in the lead role due to his numerous commitments. The actor is also starring on “The League,” which is still airing on FX, and he’s also tied up with movie commitments. However, based on the teaser, the video of which you can watch below, it looks like casting the characters has been pretty spot on.
While the show is about couples and relationship, it’s not a typical romantic comedy that is similar to “A to Z” or “Manhattan Love Story.” The authenticity and absurdity, as seen in the teaser, may be comparable to another couple comedy, “Married,” on FX.
“Togetherness” is one of the many projects the Duplass brothers have done together. Recently, the two were seen in recurring roles on “The Mindy Project” on FOX.
When “Togetherness” will air on HBO, it will rely on “Girls” as its lead-in. The show, which will also debut on the same night, is returning to TV for its fourth season.
Check out the teaser to “Togetherness” below and keep checking Movie News Guide (MNG) for updates.
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