“Free Agents” premiered Wednesday night (Sept. 14) on NBC. It tells the story of Hank Azaria‘s Alex and Kathryn Hahn‘s Helen, co-workers who hook up but are maybe not quite ready for a new relationship.
Alex is coming off a messy divorce, while Helen is recovering from her fiance’s death a year prior. What did you think of the premiere?
As our reviewer Rick Porter points out, it’s not a straight comedy. That was much what we liked about the premiere. It actually made us sad in parts, which is the mark of a good show – humor and sadness. We also thought Hahn and Azaria had great chemistry together.
Which is no surprise, considering the mad crushes they had on each other when they signed on to the show.
“I had a big creative crush on her for a long time,” says Azaria. “We weren’t really looking to do something like this right now, but we couldn’t ignore how good the material was.”
“When [Hank] said ‘yes’ to this, I knew there had to be something incredibly special. The fact that he had vouched for it was a huge proponent of my decision,” echoes Hahn. “I’ve had such a crush on this man for so long, he’s extraordinary. What I was so pleased by was how effortless it has been … it just felt very, very easy.”
What did you think, Zap2it readers? Will you be coming back for “Free Agents”?