Will Arnett’s new comedy series, Flaked, is heading to Netflix.
Arnett created the series with Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret). Set in Venice, California, it follows a self-appointed guru who falls in love with “the object of his best friend’s fascination”, reports The Hollywood Reporter – something that causes his public person to unravel.
The actor, star of Arrested Development, Netflix original animation BoJack Horseman (pictured above) and officially cinema’s greatest Batman, will return to the VOD service once again to distribute the show, with Netflix ordering eight episodes of the original comedy, which will be released in 2016.
The deal marks the latest move from Netflix into the original comedy TV arena, after snapping up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a March 2015 release, commissioning Judd Apatow to make a comedy series – Love – also arriving in 2016, and even signing up Arrested Development’s Mitch Hurwitz for a multi-year deal as a writer and producer.
Hurwitz will join Arnett’s show as an Executive Producer, alongside Ben Silverman of Electus – the same company behind Netflix’s Marco Polo – and Peter Principato.
“We are thrilled to be the home of Will Arnett’s next series and look forward to Chip joining his repertoire alongside such diverse and inspirational characters as Gob, Bojack and Batman,” said Netflix’s VP Original Content Cindy Holland in a statement.
“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,” added Arnett.