Nat Faxon

'Friends From College' spills over into friends in real life for cast of new Netflix series

'Friends From College' spills over into friends in real life for cast of new Netflix series

Old friends are the best — but they can also be the worst.

That’s the central truth of the new Netflix series “Friends From College” created by writer-director Nicholas Stoller (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” “The Five-Year Engagement”) and his wife, novelist Francesca Delbanco, and directed by Stoller. Like a bawdier version of the “The Big Chill,” Friends From College” follows a group of Harvard buddies as they wrestle with midlife angst and their tangled personal histories.

At the center is Ethan (Keegan-Michael Key), a frustrated author whose wife, Lisa (Cobie Smulders), lands a lucrative but soul-crushing corporate job in New York.

There he is reunited with Sam...

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