Netflix has just given a second season renewal to Friend From College, that show about those people that came out this summer. Ok, to be more specific: the show centers on a group of old Harvard buddies facing their 40s together and trying to balance their familiar old relationships and nostalgia with their current responsibilities and adult shit. The series stars Keegan-Michael Key (Ethan), Cobie Smulders (Lisa), Annie Parisse (Sam), Nat Faxon (Nick), Fred Savage (Max) and Jae Suh Park (Marianne), and was co-created by Nicholas Stoller (Neighbors, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Francesca Delbanco, who are also executive producers. Stoller directs the series and Delbanco serves as a writer. Dustin reviewed it and seemed to like it well enough, though he did note that the comedic and dramatic elements didn’t always coexist easily in the series.
This has been a pretty solid summer for renewals — Friends From College is joining GLOW and Ozark as freshman Netflix originals receiving second seasons. The same can’t be said for Naomi Watt’s Gypsy, however.
Also, I’d like to point out how very difficult it is to type “Friends From College” instead of “Friends With Benefits” — which perhaps says everything about my own college friend group.
(that’s a lie — I would never hook up with my friends, they’re awful)