“Big Bang Theory” creator Chuck Lorre has offered up a pretty simple synopsis of his new aging sitcom “The Kominsky Method,” which debuts this fall on Netflix.
“We talk a lot about prostates on the show,” the super-producer told TV critics and reporters Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour.
His stars Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas are 84 and 73 years old, respectively, so going back to the well on that material makes sense.
“I just love the fact that Chuck finds aging a humorous process,” said Douglas, who had perfectly set that Lorre line up for a spike at the net. “And he’s given me new insight and new philosophy.”
“The show began with my desire to write about what I’m living, which is getting older, and entropy and dissolution of form, the decay of the flesh,” Lorre explained. “It has to be funny, otherwise it’s heart-breaking.”
Arkin was not in attendance at the afternoon’s press event.
Here is the show’s official description:
The sun isn’t setting yet on the once famous Sandy Kominsky and his longtime agent Norman Newlander. Michael Douglas (Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Newlander) star as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. Both comedic and emotional, “The Kominsky Method” is an eight-episode, half-hour single camera show created by Chuck Lorre.
“The Kominsky Method” is written by Al Higgins, David Javerbaum and Lorre, who also directed the first episode. Lorre, Higgins and Douglas executive produce the series, which is produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Netflix will release “The Kominsky Method” on November 16, 2018.