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Video: Joe Swanberg's New Netflix Series 'Easy' Looks At Love In Chicago

By Jen Chung in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 15, 2016 8:41PM


Just in case you need more TV to watch during Peak TV, Netflix is rolling out a new Chicago-set series, Easy, next Friday. From critically acclaimed indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg, all eight episodes will be available on September 23.

Netflix describes the show as "explor[ing] diverse Chicago characters as they fumble through the modern maze of love, sex, technology and culture," and the cast includes Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Dave Franco, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jane Adams and Elizabeth Reaser.

Swanberg's Drinking Buddies (2013) and White Christmas (2014) earned him rave reviews in recent years for being wistful, funny and real, and he's also been producing more work, including Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth last year. Back in 2008, he told us, "Five years from now if I could say that a movie I made is better than the one I made before it, that would be amazing. In five years what I would really like to do is to be totally self-sufficient as a filmmaker so that the work that I was making was making me enough money to live on and enough to fund new work. I would also love to be in a place where I could be producing other people’s work, because there are a lot of filmmakers that I think are doing really good work for not much money, and I would love to be in that position where I could just give people money and not worry about it. That would plenty for me on a professional level."