The Kings of Queens is set to conquer the streaming service

By Ruth Kinane
March 20, 2017 at 01:39 PM EDT
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The Kings of Queens is set to conquer Netflix.

The streaming service announced Monday that sitcom favorite Kevin James is returning to his stand-up roots and developing an all-new comedy special that will launch on the network in 2018.

Though best known for his roles in sitcoms (The King of Queens) and movies (Hitch, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry), James isn’t new to stand-up work; he made his television debut in a 2001 hour-long Comedy Central special, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. 

James currently stars in CBS’ Kevin Can Wait (he also executive produces) as a retired cop who soon realizes family life isn’t quite the relaxing retirement he’d imagined, and he’ll next appear in the Netflix original movie Sandy Wexler, set to be released on April 14.

James follows in the footsteps of other notable comedic figures who have chosen Netflix as the home for their stand-up specials recently, including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, and Jerry Seinfeld.