Peacock has given a straight-to-series order to Wolf Like Me. The first season will consist of six half-hour episodes.
Wolf Like Me, written and created by Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters), is a genre-bending romantic comedy starring Josh Gad (Central Park, Avenue 5) and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers, Definitely Maybe). Forsythe will direct all episodes.
“We fell in love with Abe Forsythe’s imaginative storytelling and gift for creating complex and compelling characters,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
“With the incredibly talented Isla Fisher and Josh Gad at the center, Wolf Like Me will be engaging, quirky and wholly original.”
“Wolf Like Me is a very meaningful project for me. The stakes are extremely high but grounded by things we can all relate to. 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,” said Abe Forsythe.
“I was never going to tell this story with anyone other than Made Up Stories, and I feel very fortunate for us all to be teaming up with Endeavor Content and to have found a home with Peacock and Stan.”
Everyone brings their own set of baggage to a new relationship. Gary (Gad) and Mary (Fisher) are no different. Gary is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone.
The universe brought these two together for a reason, they just need to keep following the signs.
Wolf Like Me is produced by Made Up Stories in partnership with Endeavor Content and Stan.
Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea and Steve Hutensky from Made Up Stories serve as executive producers alongside executive producers Abe Forsythe, Josh Gad and Isla Fisher.
Made Up Stories was founded in 2017, and is led by Bruna Papandrea, the award-winning producer of the critically-acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies. Most recently, Made Up Stories produced the film adaptation of the inspiring international bestseller, Penguin Bloom, directed by Glendyn Ivin and starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln and Jacki Weaver, that recently premiered on Netflix, and The Dry, based on the Jane Harper novel, from director Robert Connolly and starring Eric Bana, which will be released by IFC later this year.
On the television side, Made Up Stories executive produced The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, directed by Susanne Bier and created by David E. Kelley, which was HBO’s most-watched series of 2020, as well as, the recent hit Amazon Prime Video series Tell Me Your Secrets created by Harriet Warner, starring Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, Hamish Linklater, and Enrique Murciano.
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Stan’s recent original production slate includes the hit Tasmanian-noir drama series The Gloaming; Bloom Seasons 1 & 2, starring two time Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver; BUMP, a modern parenthood drama starring Claudia Karvan; The Commons, starring Joanne Froggatt, David Lyons, and Rupert Penry-Jones; and Eden, an eight-part drama following the disappearance of a young woman in paradise.
The company is also behind such titles as True History of the Kelly Gang, starring George MacKay, Essie Davis, Charlie Hunnam and Russell Crowe and directed by Justin Kurzel; Gold, a taut thriller film starring Zac Efron in his first Australian production; The Tourist, a six-part drama series starring Jamie Dornan and Danielle Macdonald; and RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, hosted by RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Rhys Nicholson.