Freeform Slates Comedy Pilot from Lonely Island Trio


BURBANK: Freeform has given the go-ahead to the new comedy pilot Alone Together, which comes from The Lonely Island comedians Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer.

Alone Together centers on two Millennial friends from different backgrounds who are trying to navigate through the superficial culture of Los Angeles. Esther Povitsky, (Lady Dynamite, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) and Benji Afalo (Not Safe with Nikki Glaser) will star in, write and executive produce the half-hour pilot. Eben Russell will also serve as a writer and exec producer.

“This is a fiercely funny look at young adults who are unapologetically themselves while blazing their own paths, which fits nicely into the tradition already set by our current slate,” said Karey Burke, the executive VP of programming and development at Freeform.