Wolf Like Me (TV series)

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Wolf Like Me
GenreComedy drama
Written byAbe Forsythe
Directed byAbe Forsythe
StarringIsla Fisher
Josh Gad
Ariel Donoghue
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producers
Production locationsAdelaide, South Australia
Running time30 minutes
Production companyFifth Season[a]
Original release
NetworkStan
Peacock
ReleaseJanuary 13, 2022 (2022-01-13) –
present

Wolf Like Me is an Australian streaming television comedy-drama series produced by Stan in association with NBCUniversal and Peacock. It premiered on both streaming services on 13 January 2022.[1] In April 2022, Peacock renewed the series for a second season.[2]

Plot[edit]

Gary (Josh Gad) is a single father living in Adelaide, Australia with his 11-year-old daughter Emma; both of them are still emotionally traumatized by the death of Emma's mother, Lisa, seven years earlier. They meet Mary (Isla Fisher), an isolated advice columnist recovering from her own complex emotional baggage. But despite her attempts to stay away, they keep meeting again and again, in a cluster of coincidences that imply the hand of destiny. While Gary struggles to connect to his daughter, for Mary reaching Emma is all but effortless. However, Mary's baggage involves a deadly secret that she fears might hurt the two: she is a werewolf.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Emma Lung as Sarah, Gary's sister-in-law
  • Anthony Taufa as Ray, Sarah's partner
  • Alan Dukes as Trevor, Emma's psychiatrist

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16January 13, 2022 (2022-01-13)
27October 19, 2023 (2023-10-19)

Season 1 (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected by [3]Written byOriginal release date [4]
11"Episode 1"Abe ForsytheAbe Forsythe13 January 2022 (2022-01-13)
22"Episode 2"Abe ForsytheAbe Forsythe13 January 2022 (2022-01-13)
33"Episode 3"Abe ForsytheAbe Forsythe13 January 2022 (2022-01-13)
44"Episode 4"Abe ForsytheAbe Forsythe13 January 2022 (2022-01-13)
55"Episode 5"Abe ForsytheAbe Forsythe13 January 2022 (2022-01-13)
66"Episode 6"Abe ForsytheAbe Forsythe13 January 2022 (2022-01-13)

Season 2 (2023)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [4]
71"Episode 1"UnknownUnknown19 October 2023 (2023-10-19)
82"Episode 2"UnknownUnknown19 October 2023 (2023-10-19)
93"Episode 3"UnknownUnknown19 October 2023 (2023-10-19)
104"Episode 4"UnknownUnknown19 October 2023 (2023-10-19)
115"Episode 5"UnknownUnknown19 October 2023 (2023-10-19)
126"Episode 6"UnknownUnknown19 October 2023 (2023-10-19)
137"Episode 7"UnknownUnknown19 October 2023 (2023-10-19)

Production[edit]

The six-part series was produced by Jodi Matterson, Bruna Papandrea and Steve Hutensky. It was written by Abe Forsythe, who also directed all 6 episodes.[5][3] In April 2021 it was announced that Isla Fisher and Josh Gad would star in the series.[6] In December further cast members were announced with Ariel Donoghue, Emma Lung and Anthony Taufa, and guest roles for Jake Ryan, Robyn Nevin and Nash Edgerton.[7] The series was filmed in the Inner West of Sydney in the suburbs of Forest Lodge, Glebe, Ashfield and Ashbury, Western Sydney, Menai, Sutherland and regional NSW. On 26 April 2022, Peacock renewed the series for a second season.[2]

Release and reception[edit]

On 4 January 2022, a trailer was released, with it being described as "genre-bending."[8] The series released all six 30-minute episodes on Peacock and Stan on 13 January 2022.[9][4]

The series became available to view in Canada on Amazon Prime on 12 January 2022.[10]

Overall, the series has been met by a positive reception. Metacritic, based on 8 reviews, assigned the first season a rating of 69 out of 100, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11] Rotten Tomatoes gave the Season 1 a 65% critical approval rating and an average rating of 6.3/10 based on 20 reviews, though filtering for "Top Critics" the score rose to 75%. Stating that the Critic's Consensus of, "Wolf Like Me's mixed bag of occasionally disparate elements takes time to gel, but Isla Fisher and Josh Gad make it easy to be patient."[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Known as Endeavor Content for the first season

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dugan, Christina (9 December 2021). "Josh Gad and Isla Fisher Get Romantic in Peacock's New Series Wolf Like Me — See the Photos!". People. Retrieved 9 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b Rice, Lynette (26 April 2022). "Peacock Renews 'Wolf Like Me' With Isla Fisher & Josh Gad". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  3. ^ a b Schwartz, Ryan (4 January 2022). "Wolf Like Me: Isla Fisher and Josh Gad Share Twisted Connection in Peacock Dramedy — Watch Trailer". TVLine. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  4. ^ a b c Nuzzo, Stephanie (5 January 2022). "Wolf Like Me: What We Know About Josh Gad and Isla Fisher's New Project". Lifehacker. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  5. ^ "New Stan Original: Bruna Papandrea's Wolf Like Me with Isla Fisher, Josh Gad". comingsoon.net. Media Week. 29 April 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  6. ^ Keast, Jackie (29 April 2021). "Isla Fisher and Josh Gad to topline Stan/Peacock's 'Wolf Like Me'". If.com.au. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  7. ^ Galea, Matt (10 December 2021). "The First Teaser For Stan's New Show Wolf Like Me Ft. Isla Fisher & Josh Gad Is An Absolute Trip". Pedestrian.TV. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  8. ^ Wenger, Stephanie (4 January 2022). "Josh Gad and Isla Fisher Begin a Twisted Romance in Peacock's Wolf Like Me — Watch the Trailer". People. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  9. ^ Lussier, Germain (4 January 2022). "Wait, Is Isla Fisher What We Think She Is on Wolf Like Me?". Gizmodo. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
  10. ^ Doyle, John (18 January 2022). "Surrender your hearts to the strange romance of Wolf Like Me". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Wolf Like Me - Season 1 Reviews - Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Wolf Like Me - Rotten Tomatoes". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 29 January 2022.

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