Adam Brody and Leighton Meester Make Rare Red Carpet Appearance

Actors celebrate the new crackle series StartUp

By Zach Johnson Aug 24, 2016 1:30 PMTags

It's not every day you see Adam Brody and Leighton Meester out on the town.

But Tuesday was no ordinary day. To celebrate Brody's new Crackle series, StartUp, he and his wife attended a party at The London Hotel in L.A. The outing marked the couple's first joint red carpet appearance since the 2014 Tony Awards, as well as their third official public outing ever. When he wasn't with Meester, Brody chatted up his co-stars, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero.

Brody stars as financier Nick Talman in StartUp, premiering Sept. 6. The 10-episode drama follows Nick and his two associates (Gathegi and Marrero) as they try to launch a tech company featuring a new, government-free digital currency. Martin Freeman stars as FBI agent Phil Rask.

"I really liked the script and I really liked the world," Brody told Hollywood Life of signing on to star in the TV series. Not that he needed too much convincing. "Martin Freeman was doing it!"

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In addition to starring in the series, Brody also worked behind the scenes as a producer. "It was a different sandbox for me," he explained. "As an actor, there's somewhat of a thin line. There are so many different kinds of producers. I'd be lying if I said I put this together in any shape or form. I didn't! But I was a consultant, as were the other stars. It's a very collaborative process."

"It's an intense show," Brody added. "Every scene has very big stakes."

Meester, meanwhile, will make her long awaited return to TV in 2017 with the Fox comedy Making History. The series, co-starring Yassir Lester and Adam Pally, follows three friends from two different centuries. Meester stars as Deborah Revere, the eldest daughter of Paul Revere.

In August last year, Meester and Brody welcomed their firstborn daughter, Arlo. Like her private parents, she has not been seen in the public eye. Months after she married Brody in 2014, Meester told InStyle, "My values have shifted greatly in terms of what I find important. It's my family, my friends and having a personal life. Those are the things that need nurturing."

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