If you've had a Seth Cohen-shaped hole in your heart ever since The OC left our screens, you'll be happy to hear the man behind him is back. That's right, Adam Brody is returning to the small screen to provide us all with some much-needed laughs. While he's made some brief television appearances and starred in numerous movies over the years, this is set to be his next big series, and we cannot wait! Here's everything we know about the upcoming comedy series coming to Netflix.
As first reported by Variety, Brody is set to star opposite Kristen Bell in the currently untitled comedy series. At the time of its order, the streaming site revealed it would center "on the unlikely relationship between the outspoken, agnostic Joanne (Bell) and unconventional rabbi Noah (Brody)." According to the official synopsis, Adam's religious character is described as "a charming rabbi who is stuck in his ways and used to playing things safe. He starts to stumble when he meets a brutally honest and provocative Joanne, totally upending his safe life plan."
In addition to the star-studded cast, this Netflix series features some big names behind the scenes as well. Most notably, it was created and executively produced by Erin Foster. Bell will also act as the executive producer, working alongside Steven Levitan, who is working under Steven Levitan Productions. Other executive producers include Craig DiGregorio, Sara Foster, and Danielle Stokdyk.
Kristen Bell is no stranger to Netflix, having appeared in their drama comedy series The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window. She was also famously the narrator of the popular Gossip Girl series, which starred Brody's real-life wife, Leighton Meester. Since The OC, Brody's projects have included Fleishman Is in Trouble, Mrs. America, StartUp, and Single Parents. He has also starred in movies such as Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jennifer's Body, Sleeping with Other People, and Promising Young Woman. This will mark his first project on the popular streaming site. Stay tuned as further casting and plot details are revealed!