Netflix Orders Will Arnett Comedy


BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix has ordered the new original comedy series Flaked, starring Arrested Development’s Will Arnett, to debut in 2016.

The eight-episode series is set to premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories. Executive producers Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) co-created and co-wrote the series. Ben Silverman (the founder and chairman of Electus), Peter Principato and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) also serve as executive producers. Flaked is set in Venice, California, and tells the story of a self-appointed “guru” who falls for his best friend’s crush. Arnett plays Chip, who is always trying to stay a step ahead of his own lies.

“We are thrilled to be the home of Will Arnett’s next series, and look forward to Chip joining his repertoire alongside diverse and inspirational characters such as Gob, Bojack and Batman,” said Cindy Holland, the VP of original content at Netflix.

"We're very excited to partner with Netflix—the home of original, original content—and the network I knew would be the ideal home for this passion project,” said Arnett.

Silverman added, "Netflix is driving the golden age of television with its content and we are proud to be part of their family with Flaked. Will Arnett, Mitch Hurwitz, Mark Chappel and Peter Principato are brilliant collaborators and friends.”