Netflix orders new comedy starring ‘Arrested Development’s Will Arnett

Arnett will play am LA lifestyle guru operating in a 'tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit'

Netflix has ordered a new comedy series starring Arrested Development‘s Will Arnett.

Titled Flaked, the series will centre on Arnett’s character Chip, an LA-based lifestyle guru operating in “a tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit”. Eight episodes of the series will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories next year.

Arnett has co-created and co-written Flaked with British sitcom writer Mark Chappell, with whom he previously worked on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz will serve as an executive producer on the series.

“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 said in a statement. It will the actor’s third comedy for the streaming service following the 2013 revival of Arrested Development and animated sitcom BoJack Horseman, which Netflix has renewed for a second season.

Netflix’ Vice President of Original Content, Cindy Holland, said of Flaked: “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.”