I think we’re alone, now… Freeform has ordered the Alone Together TV show pilot from The Lonely Island team: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. Freeform Programming and Development EVP Karey Burke said, “This is a fiercely funny look at young adults who are unapologetically themselves while blazing their own paths, which fits nicely into the tradition already set by our current slate.”
The half-hour comedy features a pair of “millennial misfits” — platonic friends trying to make their way in L.A. Writers Esther Povitsky and Benji Afalo will star and executive-produce the Alone Together TV series pilot. Eben Russell will also write and executive-produce.
Get the details from this Freeform press release.
Freeform Greenlights New Comedy Pilot ‘Alone Together’ from the Team at The Lonely Island
FREEFORM GREENLIGHTS NEW COMEDY PILOT ‘ALONE TOGETHER’ FROM THE TEAM AT THE LONELY ISLAND –
ANDY SAMBERG, JORMA TACCONE AND AKIVA SCHAFFER
As Freeform’s summer slate rolls out, Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, announced a new comedy pilot “Alone Together” by The Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.
“This is a fiercely funny look at young adults who are unapologetically themselves while blazing their own paths, which fits nicely into the tradition already set by our current slate,” said Burke.
“Alone Together,” is a half-hour comedy about two overlooked millennial misfits from different backgrounds as they try to make their way into the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles only to find salvation in their male/female strictly platonic friendship. Esther Povitsky, (“Lady Dynamite,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) Benji Afalo (“Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”) will star in, write and executive-produce the pilot. Eben Russell will also write and executive-produce.
This pilot joins other recently announced pickups, series and pilots including season six for hit comedy “Baby Daddy,” and series “Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After,” “Famous In Love” and “Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger” and pilot “Issues.”
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