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Seth Rogen's Apple TV+ comedy now has even more star power

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ comedy Platonic has added five new cast members.
  • The comedy will star Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen.
  • Alisha Wainwright, Guy Branum, and Emily Kimball are among the additions.

Seth Rogen's upcoming Apple TV+ comedy Platonic has signed a raft of new talent, according to a new report. The show already has Rogen and Rose Byrne on the project.

Platonic will be a ten-episode, half-hour comedy that will explore "the inner workings of platonic friendship," according to Apple TV+.

A pair of former best friends who met in their youth (played by Byrne and Rogen) reconnect as adults and try to mend the rift that led to their falling out. As their friendship becomes more consuming, it destabilizes their lives and causes them to reevaluate their choices.

Apple Tv Plus Platonic

Apple Tv Plus Platonic (Image credit: Apple TV+)

Now, Deadline reports that five more cast members have been added to the project including "Alisha Wainwright (Palmer,) Guy Branum (BROS,) Janet Varney (You're the Worst,) Emily Kimball (Daisy Jones and the Six,) and newcomer Vinny Thomas."

Wainwright portrays Audrey, Will's (Rogen) ex-wife. Branum is Stewart, Charlie's confidante and a partner at the law firm where he works. Varney plays Vanessa, one of Charlie's colleagues. Kimball is Peyton, one of Will's (Rogen) romantic interests. Thomas plays Omar, a young assistant brewer at Will's brewery.

Apple first announced (opens in new tab) Platonic way back in October of 2020 and it could be some time before it's streaming onto our screens. It could well be worth the wait, however, with some big names already attached to a show that will see Byrne, Rogen, and Conor Welch serve as executive producers.

We might not know when Platonic will air, but we can be pretty certain that you'll need a subscription to watch it. That'll set you back $4.99 per month, but the Apple One bundle could be better value with Apple Music and other services included.

If you want to enjoy Apple TV+ and other streaming services without dealing with slow streaming sticks, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.