The comedian’s new Netflix comedy has a name and a premise thanks to Aziz Ansari’s TCA appearance.
The title of the show, a Netflix original, was announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour. Master Of None is what Aziz Ansari will call his project that he created and stars in. The show will premiere on Netflix on November 6, according to Vulture.
The comedy also got a premise. It will follow 30 year old Dev (Ansari), an actor, as he navigates his professional and personal life in New York. Dev “has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of life … Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner,” according to the TCA reporting by Vulture.
The show comes from Ansari and fellow Parks and Recreation alum, writer Alan Yang. Ansari and Yang will executive produce alongside Parks and Recreation‘s creator Mike Schur, Louie‘s Dave Becky and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s David Miner. Ansari will star along with Tim and Eric’s Eric Wareheim, The Comeback‘s Lena Waithe, Saturday Night Live’s Noel Wells, and Popular‘s Kelvin Yu, according to Vulture.
The show already has an impressive guest star lineup. Homeland‘s Claire Danes is set to play one of Dev’s love interests. Ansari said Danes was an interesting choice to play comedy at TCA. Noah Emmerich (The Americans), Colin Salmon (Arrow), H. Jon Benjamin (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), and stand-up comedian Todd Barry are all set to guest star on the series as well, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Also making an appearance on the show is Ansari’s real parents. “I found my father to be uniquely funny in the role. [And] no one else felt like my real mom,” Ansari said at his TCA panel according to People Magazine. They will play the role of Dev’s parents on Master Of None.
If the character Dev sounds familiar that’s because it will be based loosely on Ansari. Don’t expect him to be like Ansari’s Parks and Recreation character Tom Haverford though. Other details about the show that were discussed during his TCA panel include the inspiration he got from 70’s comedy series and that each episode will focus on one big idea, according to Vulture.
With the series coming later this year, expect a trailer for Master Of None soon.