‘The Premise’: 3 Reasons to Stream B.J. Novak’s Anthology Series
Talk about role reversal. B.J. Novak, best known as comically inept Ryan Howard on The Office, has created a powerful series featuring standalone episodes that deal with moral lessons. Here’s why you should buy into The Premise.
1. The episodes have remarkable emotional range.
In one, a white and ridiculously “woke” twentysomething (Ben Platt) finds clear evidence in a case of racial injustice in the background of his own sex tape. In the next, a grieving dad (Jon Bernthal) who lost his daughter to gun violence gets a new job: PR director at the National Gun Lobby.
2. The stories are powerfully relatable.
Ever gotten an anonymous negative comment to something you posted online? Or wondered how it would feel to confront your former school bully as an adult? The Premise lets you watch those scenarios play out.
3. The stellar cast.
The Premise, Series Premiere, Thursday, September 16, FX on Hulu
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