This New Star-Studded Show from One of ‘The Office’ Writers Is Going to Have Everyone Talking

With so many shows coming out every day, it can be hard for a new series to grab our attention. It usually takes an intriguing plot, a high-profile cast or a strong writer attached.

Now, if a show has all three? Then consider us quite fascinated.

That is the case with a new show premiering on FX, titled The Premise. This anthology series is written and directed by B.J. Novak, who was one of the writers and directors on The Office. He also starred as Ryan Howard on the comedy classic.

Besides having Novak behind the scenes, The Premise is full of stars, including Tracee Ellis Ross, Daniel Dae Kim, Ed Asner, Lucas Hedges, Ben Platt and so many more. In the official writeup for the series, it says, “The Premise is a bold and provocative half-hour anthology of standalone stories about the times we live in...Guns, identity, social justice, sex, capitalism, revenge, love, fame, social media, butt plugs – nothing is off limits.”

The trailer teases the diverse ground the anthology show will cover. “Witness the worst sex tape ever,” it says as Ben Platt is shown defending himself in court and discussing back tattoos with Tracee Ellis Ross. "Finish high school with a bang,” it reads as Lucas Hedges, playing a lackadaisical teen pop star, offers to have sex with whichever student is crowned the valedictorian.

And it only gets crazier from there.

The Premise will premiere on September 16 and will be available to stream through FX on Hulu. Don't miss out because we have a feeling everyone will be talking about this show.

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...