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Will Arnett ready to get ‘Flaked’ on Netflix

20 Jan 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Flaked’ On Netflix: Will Arnett Comedy Series To Stream In 2016.

The Toronto-born actor, beloved for characters such as Gob on Arrested Development, Devon Banks on 30 Rock and Batman in The Lego Movie, will star in the new comedy Flaked. “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 Cindy Holland, Netflix vice-president of original content. (BoJack is the lead character in the animated Netflix series BoJack Horseman.) In Flaked, he’ll play a “guru” in Venice, Calif., who “ falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination” and tries “to stay one step ahead of his own lies.” Executive producers Will Arnett and Mark Chappell (A Young Doctor’s Notebook), Ben Silverman (The Office), Peter Principato (Black-ish) and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development). After starring in Netflix’s revival of Arrested Development and the original animated series Bojack Horseman, Will Arnett is returning to the streaming service for his next comedy, Flaked. Netflix ordered eight episodes of the comedy, which will begin streaming exclusively on the service in 2016. “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,” the actor said in a statement. Arnett will write the series alongside his co-creator Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret), with Electus founder Ben Silverman, manager Peter Principato and Arrested creator Mitch Hurwitz joining the pair as executive producers.

In August, The Hollywood Reporter first revealed that Arnett had formed a production company, Electric Avenue, and inked a first-look deal with CBS TV Studios as well. Like the Johanna Stein-penned book on which it’s based, the half-hour will center on a pair of unconventional parents who try to raise their child according to their own rules — not the rules imposed upon them by society at large.

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