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Will Arnett takes another swipe at a streaming TV series with Flaked on Netflix

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Will Arnett will continue his ongoing relationship with Netflix through a new series he both created and will star in, called Flaked, reports Hollywood Reporter.

The original comedy about a single guy who call himself a “guru” seems to hop on every cliché possible: his name is Chip (ugh), he tries to get with the gal his pal is ga-ga over (double ugh), all the while battling his sobriety demons and penchant for BS. Netflix has signed on for eight episodes, which will become available some time next year.

Arnett will be working with some heavyweights on this, including Ben Silverman, founder of Electus, which is behind another Netflix original, Marco Polo, as well as the Golden Globe-nominated Jane the Virgin, and Mitch Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development, along with Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, a show in which Arnett starred) and Peter Principato (Electus Manager).

Related: Netflix locks down Arrested Development producer in multi-year deal

After first appearing on Netflix through the Arrested Development reboot, Arnett continued working with the streaming video service throughout the past year, providing the voice talent for the title character in the original animated comedy BoJack Horseman. But when it comes to the TV sitcom format, he’s had some bad luck since the end of AD, first with the cancellation of Up All Night, in which he starred with Christina Applegate, then the most recent cancellation of The Millers. He has, however, had great success leveraging that deep, unique voice of his, notably playing the Batman character in The LEGO Movie.

Hopefully Netflix and Flaked can help put an end to Arnett’s bad sitcom streak.

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