Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and three-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson have agreed to share the screen for a fifth time, as they’re set to executive produce and star in an Apple TV+ comedy series in which they’ll play versions of themselves.
The 10-episode, half-hour series is described as “a heartfelt odd couple love story revolving around the strange and beautiful bond between Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson,” whose friendship is tested when their combined families attempt to live together on McConaughey’s Texas ranch. The group will hardly be strangers, as they regularly vacation together.
McConaughey and Harrelson both appeared in the 1998 mockumentary Welcome to Hollywood before playing siblings the following year in Ron Howard‘s reality TV satire EDtv. They reunited nearly a decade later on the 2008 indie Surfer Dude before playing partners on Season 1 of HBO’s acclaimed series True Detective.
McConaughey and Harrelson’s new untitled show hails from Skydance Television and David West Read (Schitt’s Creek), who also created the upcoming Apple series The Big Door Prize starring Chris O’Dowd, which just premiered at SXSW. Read will executive produce the series with the two stars as well as Skydance’s David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Matt Thunell, plus Bill Bost and Jeremy Plager. Skydance also produces Apple’s big-budget Foundation series, which will return this summer for Season 2.
McConaughey recently starred in Guy Ritchie‘s The Gentleman, and he voices the title character in Netflix’s upcoming animated series Agent Elvis. As for Harrelson, he currently stars in Bobby Farrelly‘s comedy Champions and he next stars in HBO’s limited series The White House Plummers. McConaughey is represented by WME, while Harrelson is repped by 7 Deuce Entertainment.