Isla Fisher, Josh Gad Series ‘Wolf Like Me’ Renewed for Season 2 at Peacock
“Wolf Like Me” starring Isla Fisher and Josh Gad has been renewed for Season 2 at Peacock.
Both Fisher and Gad will return for the second season of the series, which is described as a romantic dramedy. In the series, Gary (Gad) is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary (Fisher) has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone. The universe brought these two together for a reason, they just need to keep following the signs.
“I’m thrilled to be able to continue Mary and Gary’s story into the next phase of their relationship, especially considering the stakes couldn’t be higher,” said Abe Forsythe, series creator, executive producer and director. “Knowing we have an audience invested in their story is a dream come true for us. Our crew is already having a lot of fun building on what we created with season one, I can’t wait for everyone to experience it alongside our characters.”
Season 1 of “Wolf Like Me” debuted in January. Forsythe created the series and served as executive producer in addition to directing the entire six-episode first season. Fisher is an executive producer on top of starring. Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea, and Steve Hutensky executive produce on behalf of Made Up Stories. The series is produced by Made Up Stories in partnership with Endeavor Content and Stan.
“We are over the moon that Wolf Like Me’s unique and high-stakes love story resonated so strongly with Peacock viewers,” said Susan Rovner, chairman of entertainment content for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “Josh and Isla’s critically-acclaimed performances in this beloved romantic dramedy were exquisite and we can’t wait to see what Abe Forsythe and our partners at Made Up Stories and Endeavor Content come up with for season two.”
Isla recently spoke to awards predictor website Gold Derby about Wolf Like Me, seemingly as part of their Emmy prediction series! She spoke about familiar topics related to the series, and the advantages of being an Aussie in Hollywood. It’s a good interview, and it’s great to see her talked about in the Emmy race (well deserved)!
Isla Fisher (‘Wolf Like Me’): Letting your guard down allows you to ‘experience the joy of being seen and loved’
“I think there is just this something in all of us that is quite rightly terrified to fall in love, because you really truly give your heart to somebody,” declares Isla Fisher about theme at the core of romantic comedy “Wolf Like Me,” in which she stars as Mary, a reclusive advice columnist who encounters grieving widower Gary (Josh Gad) in a series of coincidental events. After they begin to form a connection, they learn some dark secrets about each other that changes their lives forever. Watch our exclusive video interview above.
In Peacock’s “Wolf Like Me,” Gary is a single father living in Adelaide, Australia with his 11-year-old daughter Emma (Ariel Donoghue), both still grieving the death of Emma’s mother. Mary on the other hand is an introverted single woman, living alone and dealing with her own emotional baggage. After Gary and Mary are involved in a relatively minor car crash, they continue to cross paths coincidentally, bringing them together against the odds. As they grow closer, Gary discovers that Mary is hiding a dark secret.
The six-part romantic comedy created by Australian actor/writer/director Abe Forsythe is an enchanting fantasy-tinged fable that contemplates two grieving people letting their guard down to ultimately find acceptance, love and happiness. The US/Australian co-production streams exclusively on Peacock in the US, Stan in Australia and Amazon Prime internationally.
Isla and Josh Gad appeared on Aussie radio show Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa on Wednesday, to promote Wolf Like Me. Listen to the interview below:
Isla Fisher reveals why she didn’t perform her own stunts in Wolf Like Me: “I’m the opposite of Tom Cruise”
Isla Fisher has received critical acclaim for her role in Stan’s latest comedy-drama series Wolf Like Me, but fans might be shocked to find out that it wasn’t always the Aussie actress we were seeing on screen.
The Home and Away alum revealed on Thursday that she actually had a stunt double perform her many running scenes.
“To do this show I got this special lady in who filmed me running and showed me just how foolish it was and we broke it all down so I did a little running practice,” she told Nova’s Fitzy and Wippa.
“But actually, I had this amazing stunt lady who was a lot fitter than me and probably 20 years younger and so she did all the dashing from behind.
Aussie morning show Weekend Sunrise aired an interview with Isla and Tim Minchin yesterday, to promote Back To The Outback. She talked about how she enjoyed being able to ‘film’ this role in her sweats in her house, how her family love the film because they miss Australia, and also a bit about Wolf Like Me.
Isla appeared virtually on Aussie morning show The Today Show on Wednesday, as part of her on-going promotion for Wolf Like Me. Isla talked about her character Mary, the message of the show, Josh Gad, kangaroos, and filming in Australia.
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) January 19, 2022
Isla appeared via video link on Aussie morning show ABC News Breakfast on Monday, to promote Wolf Like Me. She talked mostly about trying not to give the plot of the show away! This is the same dress she wore on The Project – by Versace, with shoes from By Far, and jewellery from Celeste Starre.
— News Breakfast (@BreakfastNews) January 17, 2022
Collider have a great interview with Wolf Like Me creator Abe Forsyth. There is nothing specific about Isla, but he talks about the characters and how he developed the series:
‘Wolf Like Me’s Abe Forsythe on Designing the Werewolf and Subverting Audience Expectations
The creator of the Peacock series also talks about why the opening credits change in every episode and future seasons.