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The keys to “The Premise”, the new series by one of the actors and screenwriters of “The Office”

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In The Office, Ryan Howard starts working as an intern at the Dunder Mifflin paper mill and ends up staying almost every season as one of Michael Scott’s favorites, the lovable yet irritating office boss played by Steve Carell on the iconic NBC sitcom.

Only the most ardent fans of the American adaptation know that BJ Novak, the actor, comedian and standapero who played Ryan, I also collaborated with the writing team -in addition to directing some episodes and co-producing many others- of the series originally created by Ricky Gervais.

Perhaps those same were the only ones who were not surprised by the news that Novak was writing his own series. Is about ThePremise, an anthology fiction made up of five episodes that from today is available in Star +.

Bj Novak, The Ryan Howard Of The Office, Is The Creator Of The Premise.

BJ Novak, the Ryan Howard of The Office, is the creator of The Premise.

In line with other episodic anthologies such as Black mirror Y Modern love, each one tells a different story -played by different characters- within the framework of a plot line.

In ThePremise -“the premise”-, what brings together are controversial and questioned themes of the modern era, approached from humor but interpreted in a dramatic key. “An anthology of the present”, is the official summary.

what is the series about

Novak himself hosts each episode. Emerging figures like Kaitlyn Dever, Lucas Hedges and Ben Platt, and actors with more experience like Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Dae Kim (Lost) and Jon Bernthal (The Punisher) star in stories that explore uncomfortable topics such as gun control, identity, social justice, sex, capitalism, revenge, love, fame, and social media.

Lucas Hedges And Kaitlyn Dever, Two Of The Young Promises Of Hollywood, Star In One Of The Episodes.

Lucas Hedges and Kaitlyn Dever, two of the young promises of Hollywood, star in one of the episodes.

“No topic is off limits. With an original tone for the new era, ThePremise combines provocative concepts with an inquisitive philosophical spirit, uniting bold comic ideas with even more daring dramatic performances, ”announces the synopsis.

In the first episode, titled Social Justice Sex Video, a 20-something (Platt) uncovers important evidence of a police crime by watching his embarrassing sex tape. That’s why he turns to his mentor and a smart lawyer to find the best way to save an innocent man from jail without exposing himself too much.

Daniel Dae Kim Is An Immigrant Who Was Once Poor And Is Now One Of The Richest Men In The World.

Daniel Dae Kim is an immigrant who was once poor and is now one of the richest men in the world.

In another chapter, a pop music megastar (Hedges) returns to his high school to donate the construction of a new library. But it ends by promising a prize: the best student in the school will be able to have sex with him.

Novak’s premises

In addition to writing and producing it, Novak is also directing all five episodes of ThePremise. And in dialogue with NPR, the American public radio, he said that the series highlights his strengths as a screenwriter.

“I have these crazy premises that make me laugh,” he said. “I really think there’s something about giving people a really memorable idea, pushing it to the limit and moving on,” he argues of the anthology dynamic.

Joe Bernthal Plays A Father Who Loses His Daughter In An Act Of Armed Violence.

Joe Bernthal plays a father who loses his daughter in an act of armed violence.

Novak worked in all seasons of The Office except in the last one. He had a special participation in the farewell chapter, like almost everyone who was part of the cast from 2005 to 2013. Before and after his time in comedy, stood out for his stand up routines.


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