Netflix has given an eight-episode series order to Flaked, a new comedy starring Will Arnett.
Set in Venice, Calif., Flaked tells the story of self-appointed “guru” Chip (Arnett), who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel.
Arnett, who also lends his voice to Netflix’s BoJack Horseman and starred on Arrested Development, co-created and co-wrote the series with Mark Chappell. Both will executive-produce with Ben Silverman, Peter Principato, and Arrested Development’s Mitch Hurwitz.
“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 Cindy Holland, Netflix’s vice president of original content.
Added Arnett: “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.”
Flaked is slated to premiere in 2016.