What is ‘The Premise’, the peculiar first series as creator of the actor and screenwriter BJ Novak (‘The Office’)

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He started at Dunder Mifflin with a temp job, but Ryan ended up staying at The Office for eight seasons. What many fans of the series will not know NBC is that the actor B.J. Novak He was also a key member of the writers’ room of the remake American of the classic created by Ricky Gervais. On September 16 it will arrive at FX on Hulu his first series as creator: The Premise, a humorous anthology that will feature numerous Hollywood stars in its cast.

The series, which does not yet have a platform or chain in Spain, seeks to explore the most important problems of the modern era using comic premises interpreted in a dramatic key. The screenwriter and actor seeks to find a new and personal tone to capture the concerns of a new generation.

The Premise will follow in the footsteps of other episodic anthologies such as Modern Love (about to premiere its second season on Amazon Prime Video), the Spanish People talking (a vindicable comedy that can be seen on Flooxer and Atresplayer Premium) or the British Dates and its vindicable version of TV3, Cites.

The premises of the episodes

FX on Hulu has released the quirky synopses for the first five episodes of The Premise and the protagonists of each story, in addition to the first photos of the series.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Ayo Edebiri y Ben Platt.

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• Social Justice Sex Tape. A white twentysomething aware of the causes of social justice (Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen) discovers evidence of a police incident in the background of a sex tape. A young lawyer (Ayo Edebiri, Dickinson) and her mentor (Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish) develop a strategy on how to best use the tape and testify to save an innocent man (Jermaine Fowler, The King of Zamunda) of the prison. Written by BJ Novak and Josie Duffy Rice. Directed by Kitao Sakurai.

• Moment of Silence. After losing his daughter in a gun incident, a grieving father (Jon Bernthal, The Walking Dead) seeks a new job as director of public relations in the National Arms Pressure Group. There he befriends a co-worker (Boyd Holbrook, Narcos) who begins to suspect that man’s motivations may be far more dangerous than they appear. Written and directed by BJ Novak.

Jon Bernthal.

The Ballad of Jesse Wheeler. A mega pop star (Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the sea) returns to his institute to pledge a donation to build a new library. However, he ends up promising to have sex with the best student in school as a reward for academic achievement. The promise inspires the disillusioned Abbi (Kaitlyn Dever, Creedme) and the rest of his teammates, while the star’s manager (O’Shea Jackson Jr., Obi Wan Kenobi) and the school principal (George Wallace, Bob’s Burgers) are desperately trying to fix the situation. Written and directed by BJ Novak.

Soko and Lola Kirke.

• The Commenter. A young woman (Lola Kirke, Mozart in the jungle) leads a happy life with his loving partner (Market, Her). One day he becomes obsessed with an anonymous critical comment on the internet and begins to change his life in search of the commenter’s approval. Written by Jia Tolentino and BJ Novak. Directed by Darya Zhuk.

Daniel Dae Kim.

• Butt Plug. A son of poor immigrants (Daniel Dae Kim, Lost) and that now he has become one of the richest men in the world has a chance to redeem himself with the bully of his school (Eric Lange, Fuga and Dannemora) during an important meeting in which a very specific product is discussed: an anal plug. Written by BJ Novak. Directed by Jake Schreier.

After signing 15 episodes of the series starring Steve Carell, Novak continued to collaborate with series such as The Mindy Project or the indian version of The Office. His first film as a director will be released in 2021, a thriller called Vengeance where they will be Issa Rae (Insecure), Ashton Kutcher (The butterfly Effect), Dove Cameron (Schmigadoon!) and Novak himself as an actor, among others.

‘The Premise’ hits Hulu on September 16 with the premiere of its first two episodes.

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What is ‘The Premise’, the peculiar first series as creator of the actor and screenwriter BJ Novak (‘The Office’)

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