Gordon-Levitt created, directed and starred in the new series.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt proves that he still poses a triple threat with his latest project Mr. Corman, on which he acts as the creator, director, and star of the Apple TV + comedy. Gordon-Levitt has already proven his direction with his directorial debut Don Jon In 2013, A24 will produce the series with 10 episodes.
The series follows Josh Corman (Gordon-Levitt), a fifth grade public school teacher whose dreams of a career in music have failed. His high school boyfriend recently moved in and took his ex-fiancé’s place. While Corman realizes he needs to be very grateful, he grapples with issues many 30-year-olds face: fear, loneliness, the ever-present feeling of missed opportunities, and worrying about getting older. Mr Corman is a generational comedy and speaks to contemporary fears and worries that permeate changing adulthood, filled with dark humor and heartfelt emotions. Additional actors are Debra Winger, Bobby Hall aka logic, Juno temple, Jamie Chung, and Shannon Woodward.
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Mr. Corman seems to be the perfect star vehicle for Gordon-Levitt. The premise is reminiscent of 50/50, another dramedy starring Gordon-Levitt as a young cancer patient, perfectly combining the humorous and terrifying aspects of his situation. Similarly, Mr. Corman seems to be heading in the same direction, a simple story about a generation dealing with the devastating blows and uplifting moments in an insecure and unstable society.
This will also be Gordon-Levitt’s first return to television after starring in an episode of The Mindy Project in 2015. He started mostly with NBC comedy 3. Stone from the sun in the 90s, but this will also be his first time in a leading role on a television series. His future work includes starring as Jiminy Cricket in Disney’s live-action version of Pinocchioas well as some projects in which he works as a producer and writer.
Mr. Corman premieres the first three episodes on Apple TV + on August 6th. A new episode will then have its weekly premiere every Friday.
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