Will Arnett will return to Netflix to star in Flaked.
Arnett co- created Flaked and will co-write it with Mark Chappell of The increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. He will also star in the comedy, as Chip, a self-appointed guru who falls for the object of his friend’s desire. The tangled web Chip creates for himself is set in Venice, California. Netflix has ordered eight episodes of the original comedy from the Arrested Development alum and it will debut across Netflix in 2016.
The exclusive from The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Arnett and Chappell will be joined by Electus founder Ben Silverman, manager Peter Principato and Arrested creator Mitch Hurwitz as executive producers. Electus is also not new to Netflix, as it is behind the new series Marco Polo.
“We are thrilled to be the home of Will Arnett’s next series, and look forward to Chip joining his repertoire alongside such diverse and inspirational characters such as Gob, Bojack and Batman,” said Netflix’s VP of original content Cindy Holland in a statement. Added Arnett, who grew tight with Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos during Arrested and then animated entry BoJack Horseman: “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 is a five-time Emmy nominee for his work on Arrested and 30 Rock. This will be Arnett’s third project with Netflix. He will continue working on Arrested which plans to continue if the the actor’s schedules allow, and he also works on BoJack Horseman.