Easy is a comedy-drama anthology series written, directed, edited and produced by Joe Swanberg .  It consists of eight half-hour episodes.  The series is set inChicago .  The first season was released on Netflix on September 22, 2016. 
In April 2017, Swanberg revealed the series had been renewed for a second season. 
- Jane Adams as Annabelle Jones
- Suzanne Adent as Penny
- Malin Åkerman as Lucy
- Andrew Bachelor as Andrew
- Zazie Beetz as Noelle
- Orlando Bloom as Tom
- Hannibal Buress as Jason
- Aya Cash as Sherri
- Raúl Castillo as Bernie
- Michael Chernus as Kyle
- Kiersey Clemons as Chase
- Aislinn Derbez as Gabi
- Dave Franco as Jeff
- Noah Hopkins as Russ
- Jake Johnson as Andrew
- Evan Jonigkeit as Matt
- Marc Maron as Jacob Malco
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Sophie
- Kate Micucci as Annie
- Mauricio Ochmann as Martin
- Emily Ratajkowski as Allison Lizowska
- Elizabeth Reaser as Andi
- Rebecca Spence as Cheryl
- Marz Timms as Van Howard
- Jacqueline Toboni as Jo
- Lucas Von Kampen as Allan
In March 2016, it was announced Netflix had ordered a season of eight episodes, with Joe Swanberg writing and directing the series, with Michael Chernus , Marc Maron , Elizabeth Reaser , Gugu Mbatha-Raw , Jake Johnson , Aya Cash , Dave Franco , Jane Adams , Hannibal Buress , Kiersey Clemons , Orlando Bloom , and Malin Åkermanstarring. 
|title||Starring||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||“The Fucking Study” ||Michael Chernus and Elizabeth Reaser||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|2||“Vegan Cinderella” ||Kiersey Clemons , Jacqueline Toboni , and Jaz Sinclair||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|3||“Brewery Brothers” ||Evan Jonigkeit , Aya Cash , Dave Franco and Zazie Beetz||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|4||“Controlada” ||Aislinn Derbez , Raúl Castillo , and Mauricio Ochmann||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|5||“Art and Life” ||Marc Maron and Emily Ratajkowski||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|6||“Utopia” ||Orlando Bloom , Malin Åkerman , and Kate Micucci||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|7||“Chemistry Read” ||Gugu Mbatha-Raw , Jane Adams , Michael Chernus, and Jake Johnson||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
|8||“Hop Dreams” ||Hannibal Buress , Dave Franco , Zazie Beetz, Aya Cash, and Evan Jonigkeit||Joe Swanberg||Joe Swanberg||22 September 2016|
The first season of Easy Early Positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 92% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes , based were 13 reviews, with an average rating of 8/10.  On Metacritic , the season holds a rating of 74 out of 100, based on 9 reviews, indicating “favorable reviews”. 
- Jump up^ Ariana Bacle. “Drinking Buddies filmmaker Joe Swanberg gets his own Netflix series” . EW .
- Jump up^ Lesley Goldberg. “Mumblecore Master Joe Swanberg Sets Star-Studded Comedic Anthology Series at Netflix” . Hollywood Reporter .
- Jump up^ Metz, Nina (September 22, 2016). “The TV Show that Joe Swanberg Wants to Do for the Rest of His Life” . Chicago Tribune . Retrieved September 24, 2016 .
- Jump up^ Petski, Denise (July 27, 2016). “‘Black Mirror’, ‘One Day At A Time’ & More Get Premiere Dates On Netflix – TCA” . Deadline.com . Retrieved July 27, 2016 .
- Jump up^ Perez, Rodrigo (April 7, 2017). “Joe Swanberg Talks ‘Win It All,’ ‘Easy’ & His Fruitful Creative Collaboration With Jake Johnson” . The Playlist . Retrieved April 7, 2017 .
- Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 14, 2016). “Netflix Sets Joe Swanberg Anthology Series ‘Easy'” . Deadline.com . Retrieved September 26, 2016 .
- ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g h Ben Travers (22 September 2016). “‘Easy’ Review: Grading Every Episode of Joe Swanberg’s Profound New Netflix Series” . IndieWire . Retrieved 22 September 2016 .
- Jump up^ “Easy: Season 1 (2016)” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved September 29, 2016 .
- Jump up^ “Easy: Season 1” . Metacritic . Retrieved September 26, 2016.