B.J Novak, greatest recognized for his work on the NBC sitcom The Workplace, is the artistic thoughts behind a brand new FX comedy collection titled The Premise. The present will likely be a Hulu unique, and is ready to premiere its first two episodes on Thursday, September 16.
Together with a present title and launch date, the present has additionally introduced its star-studded solid. Beforehand it was revealed that Lucas Hedges, Kaitlyn Denver, Jon Bernthal, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ed Asner, George Wallace, Boyd Holbrook, and Beau Bridges could be featured on the present. Additionally simply introduced for the brand new collection are Ben Platt, Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Dae Kim, Lola Kirke, Soko, Jermaine Fowler, Ayo Edebiri, and Eric Lange. Every half-hour episode will function a brand new solid.
Amongst the abundance of data launched concerning The Premise, the synopsis for the primary 5 episodes have been revealed:
“Social Justice Intercourse Tape” – When a white, woke, twenty-something ally to social justice causes (Ben Platt) discovers video proof of a disputed police incident within the background of his extremely embarrassing intercourse tape, a savvy younger lawyer (Ayo Edebiri) and her mentor (Tracee Ellis Ross) strategize on the best way to greatest use the tape and witness to save lots of an harmless man (Jermaine Fowler) from jail. Additionally starring Melissa Saint-Amand. Written by B.J. Novak and Josie Duffy Rice. Directed by Kitao Sakurai.
“Second of Silence” – After dropping his daughter to gun violence, a grieving father (Jon Bernthal) pursues a brand new job as a PR director on the Nationwide Gun Foyer, the place he’s befriended by a coworker (Boyd Holbrook) who begins to suspect the person’s motives could also be much more harmful than they appear. Additionally starring Beau Bridges and Amy Landecker. Written and directed by B.J. Novak.
“The Ballad of Jesse Wheeler” – A pop megastar (Lucas Hedges) returns to his highschool to pledge a donation to construct a brand new library, however as a substitute guarantees to have intercourse with the college’s valedictorian as an instructional achievement prize. The promise evokes the disillusioned Abbi (Kaitlyn Dever) together with the remainder of the scholar physique, whereas the star’s supervisor (O’Shea Jackson Jr.) and the college’s principal (George Wallace) desperately attempt to stroll again the promise. Additionally starring Ed Asner, Brendan Scannell, and Grace Track. Written and directed by B.J. Novak.
“The Commenter” – A younger girl (Lola Kirke) with a contented life and loving companion (Soko) turns into obsessive about a crucial nameless remark on-line, ultimately upending her life in a quest for the commenter’s approval. Additionally starring Sylvia Grace Crim and Benjamin Clement. Written by Jia Tolentino and B.J. Novak. Directed by Darya Zhuk.
“Butt Plug” – A once-poor youngster of immigrants (Daniel Dae Kim) who has now grow to be one of many world’s richest males presents an opportunity at redemption to his former college bully (Eric Lange): an uninterrupted hour along with his board of administrators to pitch a really particular product. Additionally starring Bryan Batt. Written by B.J. Novak. Directed by Jake Schreier.
The Premise will debut on Hulu on September 16. Take a look at extra pictures from The Premise beneath.
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