Tisha Campbell and Emerson Brooks have been recently added to star opposite Neil Patrick Harris in
Netflix’s new comedy Uncoupled. Brooks Ashmanskas, Marcia Gay Harden, and Tuc Watkins have also been cast.
Uncoupled centers on Michael (Harris), who thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsides him by walking out the door after 17 years. Overnight, Michael has to confront two nightmares — losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a single gay man in his mid-40s in New York City.
Campbell will play Suzanne, an expensively put-together high-powered real estate agent who is Michael Lawson’s business partner and loyal friend. She is a confident and quick-witted single divorcée with a son in his early 20s.
Brooks will portray Billy, one of Michael’s close friends and a celebrity TV weatherman. He’s good-looking and charming, likes to have a good time, and frequently dates much younger men.
Ashmanskas will play Stanley, another of Michael’s close friends, who is witty and quick and a bit of a snob. He is a very successful art dealer who is not as successful in the romance department.
Harden will recur as Claire, an Upper East Side socialite in the midst of a bitter divorce from her husband. And Watkins will recur as Colin, a hedge fund manager who blindsides his longtime partner Michael Lawson when he leaves him on the eve of his fiftieth birthday.
Darren Star and Jeffrey Richman created and are executive producing the high-profile show from MTV Entertainment Studios and Jax Media.
The series hails from Star and Richman’s banners, Darren Star Productions and Jeffrey Richman Productions, respectively; MTV Entertainment Studios, where Star is under an overall deal; and Jax Media, Star’s partner on Netflix’s Emily in Paris and Paramount+/TV Land’s Younger. Harris also executive produces with Jax Media’s Tony Hernandez and Lilly Burns, Star and Richman.