Neil Patrick Harris is ‘decoupled’ and back on dating apps in new Netflix series
Neil Patrick Harris is newly single and, uh, to attempt mingle in the trailer for “Uncoupled,” his new Netflix series.
Expected release July 29″Decoupledstars Harris as Michael Lawson, a New York realtor whose seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when her boyfriend, Colin (Tuc Watkins), decides to end their relationship after 17 years.
Suddenly, Michael is forced to re-enter the singles scene as a gay man in his 40s and finds quite a bit has changed since he was last on the market.
Fortunately, he can count on his friends Suzanne (Tisha Campbell) and Stanley (Brooks Ashmanskas) to help him navigate his new reality, including taking his first NSFW photo for a dating app.
Watch the “Uncoupled” trailer below.
As a comedian, if glamorous, dating in New York, “Uncoupled” seems destined to be compared to “Sex and the City.” In fact, the eight-episode series is co-created by Darren Star, who launched “SATC” in 1998, and Jeffrey Richman of “Modern Family.”
Speaking to people in May, Star described “Uncoupled” as a “much more mature show” compared to his previous work.
“It’s about whoever has to start over,” he said.
In real life, Harris was married to David Burtka since 2014. He says Out magazine last month, he saw “Uncoupled” as an opportunity “to live out my weird, ‘Oh, that’s how it would be’ fantasies of single life.
However, Harris said he did not share Michael’s fear of growing old, noting, “Honestly, I feel better than I have felt in my entire life.”
“I think for a lot of my life, in my body, I felt younger than I actually was,” he explained. “I often felt uncomfortable in gyms or at parties or socializing, because I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin. Now that I am I’m proud of my journey and I don’t feel like it’s ending.
“Decoupled” raw July 29 on Netflix.