“Platonic,” is an Apple TV+ limited series created by Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco, starring Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen.
It’s the story of Sylvia (Byrne), a happily married but somewhat unfulfilled woman and Will (Rogen), a middle-aged man-child going through a painful divorce. In college Sylvia and Will used to hang out, partying and laughing but, importantly, never sleeping together. They eventually went their separate ways because adult life got in the way. Now after all these years they reconnect, rekindling their friendship, picking up where they left off with their antics.
The show explores how traditional gender roles have shaped our adult circle of friends. Post-grad and especially post-marriage women and men tend to self-segregate. It’s this insight that led us to our main title treatment.