Fans of the canceled Netflix dramedy Uncoupled, starring Neil Patrick Harris, can celebrate – Season 2 of the gay-centered series from Darren Star (Emily In Paris) and Jeffrey Richman (Modern Family) has been picked up by Showtime.
In Uncoupled, Harris stars as a gay man in his mid-40s learning to cope with single life in New York City after he was unexpectedly dumped by his partner of 17 years.
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At the premium network, soon to be renamed Paramount+ with Showtime, Uncoupled is designed to fit into one the three main content lanes recently outlined by new Showtime boss Chris McCarthy, “Metro Cultures”, which spans “culturally diverse takes” like The L Word and The Chi.
Speculation that the series starring Neil Patrick Harris would not be continuing at Netflix started in late 2022 when sources indicated that there was an effort by Uncoupled producer MTV Entertainment Studios, where Star is under an overall deal, to find a new home for the series at Paramount Global sibling Showtime.
At the time, those conversations did not result in a pickup, and Uncoupled was officially canceled by Netflix Jan. 13.
On Showtime, Uncoupled is expected to be edgier and racier than the version that aired on Netflix.
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