After 17 years together with his partner, Michael wakes up one day to realise he's lost the person who he thought was his soulmate - and now he's a single man in his mid-forties in New York City. The gay panic is real.

Having taken a minor break from the small screen in recent years (apart from his cameo in 'It's A Sin'), Neil Patrick Harris is back to lead a new gay rom-com for Netflix, 'Uncoupled'.

The eight-episode series will see him star as Michael, a man in his mid-forties who finds himself at a pivotal crossroads in his life; he thought his life was perfect until his husband blindsides him by walking out the door after 17 years.

Overnight, he's forced to confront two nightmares — losing what he thought was his soulmate and suddenly finding himself a newly-single gay man in New York City.

We're getting self-empowerment vibes from 'Uncoupled', all about picking one's self back up after a harsh break-up and realising that life doesn't have to stop for the heartbroken. Being single can give you a new lease of life...

The series comes from Darren Star, the creator of 'Emily in Paris' and 'Sex and the City', with 'Modern Family' executive producer Jeffrey Richman also on board.

Since his break-out role in 'How I Met Your Mother' as Barney Stinson ended, Harris has kept quite a tight relationship with Netflix. He played Count Olaf in Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' and also lent his voice to two animations on the streaming service - 'F Is for Family' and 'Eden'. He's also played minor roles in a number of feature films, including 'Gone Girl' and 'The Matrix Resurrections'.

Here's the teaser trailer for 'Uncoupled'.

'Uncoupled' begins on Netflix on Friday, July 29.