Get Ready to Laugh: Isla Fisher and Josh Gad Are Coming to Our Screens in New Rom-Com Show


| LAST UPDATE 04/29/2021

By Molly Houghton
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Peacock has ordered six episodes of a new "genre-bending" romantic comedy series starring Confessions of a Shopaholic's Isla Fisher and Central Park's Josh Gad. Wolf Like Me will revolve around Gary (Gad), who "is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife," and Mary (Fisher), who "has a secret she can't bring herself to share with anyone."

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The show will follow Gary and Mary's complicated (and funny) love story as two people with lots of "baggage." The production company Made Up Stories is set to produce the show along with Endeavor Content and Stan. Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea, and Steve Hutensky will executive produce, as well as protagonists Isla and Josh. The talented Abe Forsythe is the writer and creator of the new series. But it's not the first time some of these genius creatives work together.

Matterson, Papandrea, Hutensky, and Forsythe previously collaborated on the zombie comedy Little Monsters. Take a look at the clip above for a taste of what might be in store for us next. The creator shared his excitement for the new project in a press release on April 28. "Wolf Like Me is a very meaningful project for me. The stakes are extremely high but grounded by things we can all relate to," Abe said.

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"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," he continued. "And I feel very fortunate for us all to be teaming up with Endeavor Content and to have found a home with Peacock and [Australian streaming service] Stan."

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The President of Scripted Content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, Lisa Katz, also expressed her enthusiasm over the upcoming series. "We fell in love with Abe Forsythe's imaginative storytelling and gift for creating complex and compelling characters. With the incredibly talented Isla Fisher and Josh Gad at the center, Wolf Like Me will be engaging, quirky, and wholly original." We already can't wait! Make sure not to miss out on the fun and subscribe to Peacock.