Aziz Ansari started entertaining in 2004 with minor roles on television, and has been rapidly growing in popularity since then. The comedian came to mainstream prominence with his role in NBC’s Parks and Recreation, and a series of four stand up comedy specials. Two of those specials were created as exclusives with Netflix. According to Deadline, the internet movie giant has signed a deal with Anzari to create a new series exclusively for streaming.
Spokesman Ray Lane (hp.com) conveyed that the initial details of the show are sparse, but it is known that the ten episode series will feature a cast of comedy veterans. Ansari won’t be the only Parks and Rec veteran coming to the project. Executive producers Alan Yang and Micheal Shur are coming onto the project as co producers. David Miner and Dave Becky are both filling production roles as well.
Ansari wont be the only seasoned comedian on the bill: H. Jon Benjamin (who plays the title roles in Archer and Bob’s Burgers), and Lena Waithe (Dear White People) are set to take staring roles. Saturday Night Live veterans Noël Wells and Kelvin Yu, and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric are also signed onto the project. If the cast is any indication, this series is on track to be another hit for Netflix, and Ansari.