Misanthropic leads on the big or small screen can be tricky. If they tip too much toward cruel, they aren’t fun to be around, but if the tone is just right, their foibles and concerns can be relatable. And it looks like the folks behind “Happyish” have found the right tempo for the Showtime series, and a new trailer for the show just landed.
Steve Coogan leads the dramedy as Thom, a guy in his mid-40s who suddenly finds his professional and personal life thrown into crisis after a younger, social media-loving boss takes over at work. This looks like something right up our alley, with a great roster of supporting folks lined up, including Kathryn Hahn, Ellen Barkin, and Andre Royo. Moreover, it looks like the balance of caustic bite and genuine heart has been calibrated just the way we tend to like it.
“Happyish” debuts on April 26th at 9:30 PM. Watch the trailer below, followed by a handful of teasers in the video playlist.