On the (way waaay) Upper West Side of New York City...
Four mismatched queer roommates -- an aspiring novelist, an hardworking immigrant, a divorced dad, and a seriously sexy newbie -- are trying to hold on to a prized Manhattan apartment. But when the rent skyrockets up, there’s no options left. well, except one…
Welcome to EXTRA ROOM, a new comedy set in the capital of tiny living...New York! Yeah, it’s the city that never sleeps…but frankly, it could use a nap -- packed sardine-tight on the C train, bathrooms in the kitchen, endless shifts at dead-end jobs, running on treadmills and surfing on apps. Dreamers flock to the bright lights, then get blinded by the price tag...and that struggle keeps them boxed in, and priced out.
There’s only one way to fight the powers that be: to laugh, open a bottle of Two-Buck Chuck, and band together. Like the women of Sex and the City and Insecure, the twentysomethings of Friends and Living Single, and the housemates of Golden Girls and Three’s Company, our intrepid crew -- which includes hairy bears, aspiring musicians, genderfluid pastry chefs, social media clibers, LatinX powertops, and corn-fed twinks from Kansas --learns that life gets better when we do it together.
How to survive in New York? Get creative. Groupons, two-for-one pizza slices, and shade-throwing are the weapons of choice. How to enjoy New York? Get SEXY. One-night-stands, ex-lovers, fussy neighbors, your favorite barista -- this is the tribe you never realized that you always needed.
Yes, eviction’s always one month’s rent away, the temp gig could disappear at any minute. But no one’s moving back to Indiana to live with Mom and Dad. Not now, not ever.
Because this is how you make extra room...in your heart. For what’s necessary.