Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Peacock Orders 6 Episodes of Comedy 'Wolf Like Me' Starring Josh Gad and Isla Fisher

Peacock has today given a series order to the half-hour, genre-bending romantic comedy series Wolf Like Me starring Josh Gad (Avenue 5, Central Park) and Isla Fisher (Arrested Development, Godmothered). The first season will produce six episodes.

Everyone brings their own set of baggage to a new relationship. Gary (Gad) and Mary (Fisher) are no different. Gary is an emotional wreck who 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.

Abe Forsythe created the series and will direct all six episodes. He will executive produce with Gad, Fisher, Bruna Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky. Endeavor Content and Made Up Stories will produce.

"We fell in love with Abe Forsythe's imaginative storytelling and gift for creating complex and compelling characters," said Lisa Katz, President of 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," added Forsythe. "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. 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."