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

will arnett netflix flaked sitcom 2016 debut arrested development headshot
Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
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.

Movies & TV

Netflix recruits Steve Carell for the Trump-inspired comedy ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell, Netflix, and The Office showrunner Greg Daniels are teaming up for Space Force, a workplace comedy poking fun at the Trump White House's plans to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in December, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to 'Roma'

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘Norsemen’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Netflix debuts full, blood-soaked trailer for 'The Punisher' season 2

The Punisher is getting a second season on Netflix, with Jon Bernthal returning to play Marvel Comics' gun-toting antihero Frank Castle. Here's everything we know about season 2 of The Punisher so far.
Movies & TV

Curious about 'Spider-Man: Far From Home'? Here's everything we know so far

Despite some mystery surrounding Spider-Man's future after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters in July 2019. Here's everything we know about the movie so far.
Deals

Stream UFC Fight Night 143 for free with this ESPN+ trial offer

If you're looking for a way to watch UFC Fight Night 143 and other upcoming sporting events on mobile, then ESPN's premium mobile service has you covered, and you can even take advantage of a seven-day trial to stream it totally free.
Home Theater

Not chill: Netflix is hiking prices across all its tiers

Netflix has to get the billions of dollars it's spending on new content from somewhere. The streaming giant announced price hikes across the board, raising its monthly rates between $1 and $2 per tier in the next few months.
Movies & TV

How much does Netflix cost? Here’s a pricing breakdown of its plans

Wondering how much a Netflix subscription costs? You're not the only one. That's why we put together a quick-hit guide covering all the Netflix plans, whether you want to opt for 4K streaming or a disc-based option.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Movies & TV

NBCUniversal will launch its own streaming service in 2020

NBCU is prepping a streaming service filled with its original content for a debut sometime next year, meaning that Michael, Dwight, and the rest of the Scranton crew might be moving to a new home.
Home Theater

Sling TV offers free shows, a la carte subscription channels to Roku users

If you are among a select group of Roku users, Sling TV has added free TV shows and the option to subscribe to individual channels without having to subscribe to the company's base level of channels.
Gaming

Break out the Wii: ‘Just Dance’ movie reportedly in the works

Sony's Screen Gems has reportedly acquired the film rights to the Just Dance video game series from Ubisoft, which previously helped bring the game Assassin's Creed to the big screen in 2016.
Movies & TV

Apple’s first original feature film reunites Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola

The Lost in Translation team of Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite with their A Very Murray Christmas collaborator Rashida Jones for On the Rocks, Apple and studio A24's first official feature together.
Movies & TV

You can get a screaming deal on LG OLED TVs just in time for the Super Bowl

LG is offering steep discounts on its critically acclaimed OLED TV models just in time for the Super Bowl, letting discerning viewers watch their favorite athletes with higher picture quality than ever.