Hot on the heels of a storm of new series announcements over the past few weeks, Netflix just announced that it has officially picked up an untitled Aziz Ansari series for an initial 10-episode run. Ansari has a strong relationship with the forward-thinking streaming platform thanks to his successful batch of Netflix-exclusive stand-up specials — most recently Live at Madison Square Garden. Though the plot is being kept somewhat of a secret, Deadline and others speculate that Ansari is going the meta route by way of loose autobiography.
Joining Ansari are H. Jon Benjamin, Lena Waithe (Dear White People), Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric duh), Noël Wells (Saturday Night Live), and Kelvin Yu (Bob's Burgers writer). The untitled series was co-created by Ansari and former Parks & Recreation executive producer Alan Yang. Claire Danes will also also be involved in some sort of guest starring capacity, though the frequency or nature of that role is unknown.
As we reported last week, Ansari's next step toward becoming our generation's Jerry Seinfeld is Modern Romance — a collaborative novel with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg that is surely absolutely nothing like SeinLanguage at all.