Netflix renews Lady Dynamite, Real Rob, Flaked and Chelsea for Season 2
James R | On 27, Jul 2016
Netflix has renewed Lady Dynamite, Real Rob and Chelsea for second seasons.
Lady Dynamite is a single-camera comedy series based on what actor/comedian Maria Bamford has accepted to be her life. The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple time periods inspired by Bamford’s life, tell the story of a woman who loses – and then finds – her s**t.
The show, which had its first season premiere earlier this year, stars Fred Melamed as Bamford’s manager and close friend Bruce Ben-Bacharach, while Mary Kay Place plays Bamford’s mother. Guest stars include Patton Oswalt, Ana Gasteyer, Jon Cryer, Mira Sorvino, Brandon Routh, June Diane Raphael, Adam Pally, Dean Cain, Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro and Jenny Slate. Pam Brady, Mitch Hurwitz and Maria Bamford are executive producers on the Netflix production.
“Uniquely unpredictable and unashamedly self-aware, you’ve never seen a sitcom quite like this,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
Season 2 of the comedy will premiere in 2017.
Netflix’s original comedy series Real Rob will also return next year for a second run.
Rob Schneider’s comedy series is an exaggerated yet honest depiction of the comedian’s real life, interspersed with his stand-up comedy performances. Managing the ups and downs of a Hollywood career and it’s celebrity treatment (with his younger Mexican wife, a new baby, an ever-present stalker and a completely incompetent assistant), this comedy series is as close to the bone’ real life of the internationally famous comedian.
The eight-episode second season stars and is produced and directed by Schneider. Patricia Schneider and Jamie Lissow also appear in the series.
Netflix announced both renewals at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills today, along with an order for a second season of its original talk show, Chelsea.
Chelsea Handler will return in 2017 for another 90 episodes, tackling today’s tough issues with her signature brand of acerbic curiosity. Season 2 will see her travel around the world, from Russia, Japan, and Mexico City to across the USA and back again, featuring interviews with celebrities, dignitaries, and surprise guests about topics such as international cultures, alternative lifestyles, education, health, sports, parenting, politics, and more. Season 1 of Chelsea is currently streaming three times a week exclusively on Netflix, with episodes arriving on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Update 30.07.16: Flaked has also been renewed for Season 2.
Will Arnett’s comedy-drama Flaked has also joined the pack of Netflix original series renewed for a second season.
The show was not part of the bunch of new commissions announced by Netflix on Wednesday at its Television Critics Association summer press tour, but it was announced by the show’s official social media accounts the following day.
— Flaked (@Flaked) July 28, 2016
The show, created by Arnett and Mark Chappell, sees the Arrested Development star play Chip, a recovering alcoholic coasting through life in California. Season 1 premiered in March 2016.
The announcement strengthens the tie between Arnett and Netflix, with the streaming giant also renewing its adult animation, BoJack Horseman (starring Arnett), for a fourth season.