Peacock, the NBCUniversal video streaming service has ordered a season of a romantic comedy starring Josh Gad and Isla Fisher. NBCUniversal describes the series as a “genre-bending” tale of two people who bring unique baggage to their relationship. Creator Abe Forsythe (the 2019 feature Little Monsters) will write and direct all six episodes. Bruna Papandrea produces in partnership with Endeavor Content and Australian streamer Stan.
“Wolf Like Me is a very meaningful project for me. The stakes are extremely high but grounded by things we can all relate to,” said Forsythe. “I’m so excited to have Isla and Josh on board, and I know the audience will be surprised seeing them in a different way as these characters.”
The story focusses on Gary (Gad) and Mary (Fisher). Following the death of his wife, Gary is an emotional wreck. Mary, meanwhile, has a secret she can’t divulge to anyone. The universe brings these two together.
“We fell in love with Abe Forsythe’s gift for creating complex and compelling characters,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal. “With the incredibly talented Isla Fisher and Josh Gad at the center, Wolf Like Me will be engaging, quirky and wholly original.”
Fisher starred in the 2020 Disney+ movie Godmothered; Blithe Spirit, and the most recent season of Arrested Development on Netflix. Gad is about to star in a Disney+ series featuring his and Luke Evans‘ Beauty and the Beast characters, LeFou and Gaston. The voice of Olaf in the Frozen movies, Gad also does voice work on Apple’s Central Park.