The show, starring co-creators Kevin Iso (High Fidelity) and Dan Perlman (That’s My Bus!, The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show), centers on “Dan and Kevin, who play characters struggling to thrive in their new surroundings in Flatbush, Brooklyn,” who are looking to “climb out of their heads and connect with others,” per the logline. Dodson plays the recurring role of Zayna in the show, one of Dan’s outspoken high school students.
Showtime co-president of entertainment Gary Levine called the show “a funny, audacious and inventive series that rips the artisanal sheen off of Brooklyn and mines comedy from the diverse, un-gentrified characters who live there.”
The Showtime series takes its roots from a series of shorts of the same name that Iso and Perlman wrote, directed, and starred in and for which they won Best North American Short Film at the London Film Festival.
“We started this project ourselves three years ago on zero budget, so this is a dream come true,” Perlman said in a piece from The Wrap. “We’re very grateful to everyone at Showtime, and we’re so excited to make a series that’s funny, distinct, and special in a neighborhood we love.”
The first episode is available to stream now. Watch the trailer below.
Kristin Dodson is an actress and director. Her credits include The Shivering Truth (2020), Roxanne Roxanne (2017), and the off-broadway production of Zora Howard’s Stew, which was nominated for Drama, Desk, Drama League and AUDELCO-awards. Dodson was also part of the AUDELCO award-winning production of Daughters of the Mock by the Negro Ensemble Company. She is repped by A3 Artists Agency.