Following the cancellation of “The Millers” over on CBS, we are very pleased to say that it looks like Will Arnett is not going to be staying unemployed for long. The actor has a new series coming up in 2016, and it is on the same exact network that houses “Arrested Development” in Netflix.
“Flaked” is the name of Arnett’s new comedy, and he will be playing the role of a “guru” living in Venice, California who tries to navigate a tricky situation when he falls for a woman that is also the target of his best friend’s interest. Expect many lies, many awkward situations, and a number of other great conflicts that Arnett is adept at playing. He co-created this new project with Mark Chappell, and he also said the following in a new statement that was released earlier today:
“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.”
While we are sure that there will be questions about if this keeps Arnett from making another “Arrested Development” season, we don’t see it that way at all. With Mitch Hurwitz involved here as an executive producer, and with this show only being eight episodes, there is little reason to think that he would be unable to tackle both. It was announced recently that there are still hopes to revive Hurwitz’s long-running hit at some point in the future, and with that in mind, we are very optimistic to see what happens there.
For now, what do you think about this new comedy, and do you think Arnett will have much more success on Netflix than he did working on network TV? Share with a comment, and head over here to get even more great TV news sent over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Netflix.)