Canadian funnyman Will Arnett will star in a series Flaked that will appear on Netflix in 2016, according to Variety. The show is located in Venice, California and deals with a man, a guru in his own mind, who becomes infatuated with his best-friends love interest. Arnett describes his character Chip as someone who is “doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies.”
Executive producers are Arnett himself and Mark Chappell who co-wrote the series. Ben Silverman, founder of Electus Entertainment is also an executive producer of the show, and are joined by Peter Principato and Mitch Hurwitz, creator writer and producer of Arrested Development, which also has starred Will Arnett.
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Ben Silverman said in a statement, “Netflix is driving the golden age of television with its content, and we are proud to be a part of their family with Flaked, Will Arnett, Mitch Hurwitz, Mark Chappel and Peter Principato are brilliant collaborators and friends.”
Ben Silverman was co-Chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Studios. He was won Emmys and Golden Globes for producing The Office, Ugly Betty, The Tudors and The Biggest Loser. In 2014, the Banff World Media Festival gave him Award of Excellence in Digital Innovation.