WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris bares his soul—and much, much more—in new Netflix show
Neil Patrick Harris makes his grand return to TV comedy with Netflix’s Uncoupled, a series about a successful, forty-something New York real estate agent whose life is turned upside down when his partner of 17 years leaves him suddenly single.A modern-day Renaissance man, Harris has been keeping plenty busy, but Uncoupled represents a return to the medium that made him. The artist formerly known as Doogie Howser, M.D. and then later as the (straight) playboy Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother? hasn’t had a proper leading-man television role since that sitcom ended in 2014, believe it or not.Related: About that time we made Neil Patrick Harris & Jonathan Groff cry “gay tears”(Yes, he was the murderous Count Olaf in Netflix’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events, but we’re not counting that here due to all those prosthetics and villainy.)Better still, Uncoupled gives Harris the opportunity to play a gay man, and it’s great to see the actor step into the role of a true romantic lead.