The Roku Channel Bowing Original Farrelly Bros. Comedy Series Dec. 10

Roku Dec. 10 announced the launch of “The Now,” a new dark comedy series from Academy Award winners Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, on The Roku Channel. All 14 episodes of the series will be available to viewers of ad-supported The Roku Channel in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

“I wanted to make a show about living in the present because I personally have lived too much in the future and the past and I think a lot of people do,” Peter Farrelly said in a statement. “We worry about the future, and we have regrets about the past, yet we are only ever living in the now. If you want to make changes in your life you have to make them in the now.”

The ensemble cast includes Dave Franco, O’Shea Jackson, Jimmy Tatro, Bill Murray, Alyssa Milano, Pete Davidson and Daryl Hannah. The series examines what exactly makes life worth living through the eyes of Ed Poole (Franco). For Ed, life isn’t going as he planned. However, a tragic event causes him to rethink his outlook, forcing him to go after what he loves, cherish the people closest to him and live in “The Now.”

“This is a show that tackles tough but universal challenges with levity and comedy that only this excellent cast and creators can deliver,” Colin Davis, head of original scripted programming at Roku, said in a statement.

The series was written by the Farrellys, Steve Leff and Pete Jones. Steve Golin and Jeff Okin served as executive producers. The series was produced by Anonymous Content.

Golden Globe Winner ‘Green Book’ Home Video Details Announced

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will release Green Book through digital retailers Feb. 19, and on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray March 12.

Directed by Peter Farrelly and inspired by a true story, the film stars Viggo Mortensen as Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South in the 1960s.

Confronted with racism, they must rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. The cast also includes Linda Cardellini.

Green Book won three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, Best Supporting Actor for Ali and Best Screenplay

Bonus materials include a “Virtuoso Performances” featurette with Mortensen and Ali discussing their characters; the featurette “An Unforgettable Friendship,” in which the cast and filmmakers discuss the friendship between Don Shirley and Tony Lip; and the featurette “Going Beyond the Green Book,” in which filmmakers and cast discuss the significance of The Green Book.