Josh Felman and Shoshannah Stern wanted to tell a story like their own: two deaf friends living in Los Angeles, writes Joy Press in The New York Times.
The show was written by and also stars Ms. Stern and Mr. Feldman, and the characters’ deafness is just one aspect of their friendship.
Kate, an entertainment publicist, befriends Michael, a gay graphic novelist who is trying to recover from a broken relationship.
The show is adapted from “Fridays,” the pair's web series, which impressed Sundance enough that the channel is making “This Close” the first offering in its new digital streaming service.
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