Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin and sitcom hitmaker Chuck Lorre are taking on old age in a new Netflix dramedy.

“The Kominsky Method” stars Douglas as an acting coach and Arkin as his longtime agent and friend.

In this Nov. 7, 2018 photo, Alan Arkin, left, and Michael Douglas, cast members in the Netflix comedy series
In this Nov. 7, 2018 photo, Alan Arkin, left, and Michael Douglas, cast members in the Netflix comedy series “The Kominsky Method,” pose for a portrait at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The pair play Hollywood veterans facing the indignities of aging in a change-of-pace comedy-drama from sitcom hitmaker Chuck Lorre. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Lorre, whose shows include “The Big Bang Theory,” says he wanted to explore both the funny and poignant side of getting older.

In this Nov. 7, 2018 photo, Alan Arkin, left, and Michael Douglas, cast members in the Netflix comedy series
In this Nov. 7, 2018 photo, Alan Arkin, left, and Michael Douglas, cast members in the Netflix comedy series “The Kominsky Method,” pose for a portrait at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The pair play Hollywood veterans facing the indignities of aging in a change-of-pace comedy-drama from sitcom hitmaker Chuck Lorre. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Guest stars in the eight-episode series will include Danny DeVito, Ann-Margret, Jay Leno and Patti LaBelle.

In this Nov. 7, 2018 photo, Alan Arkin, left, and Michael Douglas, cast members in the Netflix comedy series
In this Nov. 7, 2018 photo, Alan Arkin, left, and Michael Douglas, cast members in the Netflix comedy series “The Kominsky Method,” appear at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The pair play Hollywood veterans facing the indignities of aging in a change-of-pace comedy-drama from sitcom hitmaker Chuck Lorre. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“The Kominsky Method” debuts Friday on Netflix.

Source: The Associated Press

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