Isla and Josh Gad have started promotion for their new “genre-bending” TV show Wolf Like Me. Below are their promotional interviews, and this post will be updated as more are released:
Here’s one of the first reviews of Isla’s new TV series Wolf Like Me – we really liked what they had to say about Isla’s performance! Have a search on Google for more reviews of the show, and we’ll add highlights to our Wolf Like Me career page.
‘Wolf Like Me’ Review: Josh Gad, Isla Fisher Shine in Peacock’s New Dramedy
In “Wolf Like Me,” Josh Gad plays Gary, a widowed father, struggling to raise his troubled 11-year-old daughter Emma (Ariel Donoghue). When Mary (Isla Fisher) literally crashes into their lives, Gary’s astounded to see how quickly Mary can reach his anxiety-riddled kid. Soon an emotional love affair takes off. But, Mary can’t escape into the fantasy family because she’s carrying around a potentially deadly secret that the six-episode show’s title hints at. But no matter how fast or far Mary runs, the universe keeps shoving Gary into her path.
Abe Forsythe, best known for writing “Little Monsters,” a charming 2019 movie that imagines zombies threatening a kindergarten class, brings werewolves to the classic rom-com in “Wolf Like Me,” whose six half-hour episodes all drop on Peacock on January 13. Forsythe’s writing brings out the best in Gad. Usually relegated to over-the-top caricature, a role he’s performed well over the years, Gad here stretches his wholesomeness to showcase a range of pain, confusion and anger. Fisher shines here as well. It’s been over a decade since her fabulous turn as Rebecca Bloomwood in “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” But Fisher’s always possessed the talent of a leading lady in projects like “The Great Gatsby” and “Arrested Development.” Here, she plays up a tender heart hiding behind wall of quick-witted jokes.
Donoghue, as the suicidal and depressed Emma, proves an impressive talent to watch. Holding her own with veterans in a subdued role would be a challenge for any actor. She flashes a sliver of hope waiting for Gary to be honest about his feelings, and her panic attacks are frighteningly authentic.
The first full trailer for Isla’s new TV series Wolf Like Me was released earlier this week. All 6 episodes will premiere on US online streaming service Peacock and its Aussie equivalent Stan on January 13th.
Synopsis: Everyone brings their own set of baggage to a new relationship. Gary (Josh Gad) and Mary (Isla Fisher) are no different. Gary is an emotional wreck and struggles to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife. Mary 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.
E! recently spoke to Isla and Josh Gad about their upcoming TV series Wolf Like Me:
Isla Fisher & Josh Gad Tease “Twists & Turns” in Dark New Peacock Series Wolf Like Me
E! News got the inside scoop on Isla Fisher and Josh Gad’s new genre-bending series Wolf Like Me, set to launch on Peacock in January.
Isla Fisher and Josh Gad’s new Peacock series is, put simply, like nothing else you’ve ever seen before.
Dubbed Wolf Like Me, the six-episode show premiering in January follows Gary (Gad), an emotional wreck struggling to provide for his daughter since the death of his wife, and Mary (Fisher), who has a secret she can’t bring herself to share with anyone.
Sounds like a run-of-the-mill drama, right? Not exactly.
“I’ve done dramas—between Marshall and Murder on the Orient Express and Love & Other Drugs, I’ve definitely dabbled—but I’m always looking for a challenge in any script, and with Wolf Like Me, there was a freshness about it,” Gad exclusively told E! News. “It was unlike anything I’d ever read before or seen before and it felt like a really exciting challenge, a really exciting opportunity.”
Fisher was in complete agreement, describing Wolf Like Me as “an interesting melt of genres.”
“And it felt like an original and fun opportunity to tell a love story, an adult love story,” the Australian actress added, attributing the genius of the show to creator-director Abe Forsythe. “But focusing on the dark side as well as the light.”
New details – and the first photos and teaser – for Isla’s upcoming TV series Wolf Like Me have been released this week! The show will premiere on US online streaming service Peacock and its Aussie equivalent Stan on January 13th. All 6 30 minute episodes will be released that day. Isla plays Mary in the series, and stars alongside Josh Gad. The plot and teaser trailer make it sound intriguing:
Everyone brings their own set of baggage to a new relationship and Gary (Josh Gad) and Mary (Isla Fisher) are no different. When Mary’s universe suddenly collides with Gary and his 11 year old daughter, Emma (Ariel Donoghue), all the signs tell her they’re meant to be in each other’s lives. But, as their connection deepens, Mary and Gary grow more and more terrified their respective baggage will tear them apart.
The official Australian site can be found at Stan.com.au although the content is only available if you’re in the country.
You can watch the teaser below, and find screencaptures from that plus the first poster and high quality stills in our Gallery:
Josh Gad and Isla Fisher Get Romantic in Peacock’s New Series Wolf Like Me — See the Photos!
Peacock will release all six episodes of Wolf Like Me on January 13
Things are getting steamy between Josh Gad and Isla Fisher in Peacock’s new comedy series Wolf Like Me – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look photos!
The new genre-bending romantic comedy series, created and written by Abe Forsythe, follows an unusual love story between Gary (Gad) and Mary (Fisher).
Isla’s been doing press interviews (virtually) for her new animated comedy Back To The Outback for the past few days. Here are the video interviews we can find so far, and this post will be updated as more are released. Isla also talks about her new show Wolf Like Me in some of them too.
Josh Gad, Isla Fisher to Star in Peacock Rom-Com Series
Peacock has handed out a straight-to-series order for a romantic comedy series starring Josh Gad and Isla Fisher.
The duo will topline and executive produce Wolf Like Me, which the NBCUniversal streaming service describes as a “genre-bending” rom-com about two people who bring unique sets of baggage to their relationship. Creator Abe Forsythe (the 2019 feature Little Monsters) will write and direct all six episodes. Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories (Big Little Lies, The Undoing) produces in partnership with Endeavor Content and Australian streamer Stan.
“We fell in love with Abe Forsythe’s imaginative storytelling and gift for creating complex and compelling characters,” said Lisa Katz, president of scripted content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “With the incredibly talented Isla Fisher and Josh Gad at the center, Wolf Like Me will be engaging, quirky and wholly original.”
The story centers on Gary (Gad) and Mary (Fisher). Following the death of his wife, Gary is an emotional wreck and struggling to provide for his daughter. Mary, meanwhile, has a secret she can’t bring herself to divulge to anyone. The universe brought these two together; they just need to follow the signs.
“Wolf Like Me is a very meaningful project for me. The stakes are extremely high but grounded by things we can all relate to,” said Forsythe. “I’m so excited to have Isla and Josh on board, and I know the audience will be surprised seeing them in a different way as these characters. I was never going to tell this story with anyone other than Made Up Stories, and I feel very fortunate for us all to be teaming up with Endeavor Content and to have found a home with Peacock and Stan.”
Gad is coming off HBO’s Avenue 5 and is set to star in a Disney+ series featuring his and Luke Evans’ Beauty and the Beast characters, LeFou and Gaston. The voice of Olaf in the Frozen movies, Gad also does voice work on Apple’s Central Park. He’s repped by Imprint, WME, Sugar23 and P.J. Shapiro.
Fisher starred in the 2020 Disney+ movie Godmothered; other recent credits include Blithe Spirit, Greed and the most recent season of Arrested Development on Netflix. She’s repped by UTA and Sloane Offer.
Forsythe executive produces Wolf Like Me with Gad, Fisher, and Made Up Stories’ Papandrea, Jodi Matterson and Steve Hutensky.