Netflix is expanding its comedy roster with Flaked, a new series starring Will Arnett.
Set in Venice, California, Flaked is the “story of a self-appointed “guru” who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel.” Arnett plays Chip, “a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies.”
Arnett is Creator and Executive Producer along with Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret). Also serving as executive producers are Ben Silverman, Peter Principato and Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development).
Arnett was quoted as saying: “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.”
Arnett isn’t new to the world of Netflix; he stars in the brilliant animated comedy BoJack Horseman, and the acclaimed dysfunctional family comedy Arrested Development.
The eight-episode series will debut in all Netflix territories in 2016.