Mitch Hurwitz

Netflix ignites Lady Dynamite comedy

Streaming service Netflix has ordered an original comedy from Maria Bamford. Lady Dynamite will be based on what comedian Bamford has accepted to be her life as she gets her life together, and includes occasionally surreal episodes. Pam Brady, Mitch Hurwitz and Bamford executive produce the Netflix-produced show, which will run to 13 half-hour episodes. […]

Netflix goes straight-to-series with Will Arnett

Streaming service Netflix has greenlit an eight-episode, straight-to-series comedy from The Millers and Arrested Development star Will Arnett. Flaked comes from Arnett and Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret) and follows a self-appointed “guru” in an insular Californian community those carefully crafted image and sobriety begins to unravel after he falls for […]

NATPE adds showrunners to NATPE line-up

NATPE and will bring a range of showrunners and creative talent to its Miami convention for a new conference strand, “Storytellers and the Shaping of Pop Culture”. Jay Leno will share a session with fellow talkshow host Craig Ferguson. Showrunners and programme makers including Community’s Dan Harmon and doc-maker Morgan Spurlock will each get their […]

Netflix orders first-ever Spanish original, locks in Mitch Hurwitz

Netflix has ordered its first Spanish-language original series, a thirteen-part comedy drama set in the world of professional soccer in Mexico. The as-yet-untitled series will be made by Gaz Alazraki, the producer behind smash-hit Mexican movie We Are the Nobles. It will debut next year and be shot entirely in Mexico, tracking a family feud […]