We may only be a few weeks into Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show entitled “Chelsea,” but it is already clear that the show is feeling the need for a few tweaks.
According to Deadline, executive producer Bill Wolff is stepping down from his position, and at present, there is no immediate plan to find a new showrunner. The move comes after the show has been the subject of much criticism over its format and some of its interviews so far, which have felt varied in tone and radically different depending on the subject.
Here is what Wolff had to say in a statement:
“I am excited for Chelsea as she continues to produce her singular vision for a television talk show … My friends at Netflix provide the foremost platform in developing ambitious and compelling creative content.”
Meanwhile, Handler also added the following:
“I’m grateful that Bill was part of the pioneering effort to get Netflix’s first talk show off the ground.”
The thing is that Handler has produced some great content already for Netflix in her “Chelsea Does…” documentary series, but this one is still struggling to find its footing. Ultimately, the biggest issue may just be that we’re dealing with something totally new here in a three-times-a-week comedy show for a streaming service, which hasn’t really been done before. Many late-night shows also take a lot of time to figure out their tone, but they don’t have the same sort of scrutiny put upon them simply because this is something so new and therefore so intriguing to the masses.
We’ll have some more on the show in due time, so stay tuned…
If you want to get some further news right now on just about all we cover at CarterMatt, be sure to sign up here for our official newsletter. (Photo: Netflix.)