Netflix preps sketch comedy


Netflix is launching a sketch comedy show, The Characters.

The eight-part series will feature one comedian in each instalment.

Netflix said the featured comic will have free reign to shape their 30-minute episode how they please.

The selected comedians are: Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is The New Black, Jurassic World), Kate Berlant (The Meltdown), Dr. Brown (Dr. Brown), Paul W. Downs (Broad City), John Early (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Tim Robinson (SNL), Natasha Rothwell (SNL) and Henry Zebrowski (Heroes Reborn).

The series, Netflix Presents: The Characters, will launch on Netflix on March 11, marking the first time Netflix has create a sketch series. It already produces and distrubutes various stand-up specials.

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