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Netflix Orders Comedy Series From Aziz Ansari, Parks and Rec Writer Alan Yang

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Aziz Ansari attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Aziz Ansari. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/2014 Getty Images

Treat yo’ self to some potentially amazing news: Aziz Ansari is teaming with Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang for a half-hour Netflix comedy series starring Ansari, Archer voice H. Jon Benjamin, and Tim and Eric’s Eric Wareheim. Vulture hears the streaming giant has ordered ten episodes of the series, which will film in New York and will be executive-produced by Ansari, Yang, and Parks co-creator Michael Schur (along with Dave Becky and David Miner). In addition to Ansari, Benjamin, and Wareheim, the show’s cast also includes former SNL regular Noel Wells, Lena Waithe (The Comeback), and Kelvin Yu (Popular). The project has been in the works for months now, but Netflix is only now confirming its existence. Our sources say writers have been working on the project (which comes from Universal TV and 3 Arts) for some time now, though Netflix and Ansari aren’t talking about plot details. Honestly, though, what the show is about seems less important than the fact that this many talented folks are being assembled on one show … not to set expectations too high or anything.

Netflix Orders Aziz Ansari Comedy Series