With theater doors bolted shut for the next…foreseeable future, we’re thrilled to see some Broadway talent pop up in the pilot episode of Boy•Friends, a new comedy based off the My Gay Boyfriend web-series.
The show centers around two college roommates, one gay and one straight, and their “journey through college and into adulthood to become the homo-hetero power couple of the ages.” But not before one learns about the other’s soft spot for tentacles. You know, normal college stuff.
In the Boy•Friends universe, the jocks are the underdogs and the a cappella troupe are the popular kids, so you could almost place it in both the comedy and fantasy genres. We love a crossover.
The full pilot, directed by Darren Stein (Jawbreaker, GBF) will premier on the MGR YouTube channel on Sept. 29th and features an all-star Broadway cast including: Noam Ash, Jay Armstrong Johnson (Quantico), Mike Heslin, Isaiah Frizzelle, Jennifer Damiano (Next To Normal), Julia Murney (Wicked), Andy Mientus (SMASH, The Flash), Nicolas Wilson, and Kathryn Gallagher (You on Netflix).
Check out the trailer below: