Mr. Iglesias: School’s in for Gabriel and Netflix this summer
Staff Reporter | On 03, Jun 2019Reading time: 2 mins
Gabriel Iglesias is heading back to school this summer, with new Netflix series Mr. Iglesias arriving on our screens.
Announced last year, the multi-camera comedy sees the stand-up comic headline the classroom instead of a stage and mic. He plays good-natured public high school teacher Mr. Iglesias, who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids not only to save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.
The 10-episode series is exec-produced by the comedian, alongside Kevin Hench (Cristela, Last Man Standing). It premieres on Netflix on Friday 21st June. Here’s the trailer:
Mr. Iglesias is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
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Gabriel Iglesias is one of the world’s most successful stand-up comedians, performing to sold-out concerts across the globe. He is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 365,000,000 views and has over 10 million followers across his social media. The comedian has also had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell-out Madison Square Garden in New York and Staples Center in Los Angeles – not to mention a co-starring role alongside Channing Tatum in Magic Mike XXL, reprising the part of Tobias.
Celebrating 20 years in stand-up comedy, Iglesias is currently on his new world tour, One Show Fits All. His 6th one-hour comedy special, I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry, premiered on Netflix worldwide in 2016.
Now, Netflix has announced that he will record two more stand-up specials for the streaming giant. The first will be a recording of One Show Fits All, and the second on a future date.
Netflix has also commissioned a multi-cam comedy series, Mr. Iglesias, which will see him play a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids not only to save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.
Mr. Iglesias consists of 10 half-hour episodes and is produced by Netflix, with Iglesias serving as executive producer, alongside Kevin Hench (Cristela, Last Man Standing).
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a stand-up comedian or a teacher,” says Iglesias. “Thanks to Netflix for supporting both of my career aspirations.”