New Slate of Stand-Up Specials from Comedians Including Mike Epps, Demetri Martin, Anjelah Johnson, Anthony Jeselnik
Netflix has announced premiere dates for several of its highly-anticipated upcoming series. All, with the exception of Longmire, will be available globally upon release in all territories where Netflix is available:
Longmire, Season Four – Thursday, September 10, 2015
(available in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand)
Based on the novels by bestselling author Craig Johnson, the fourth season premiere of Longmire picks up moments after season three’s exciting finale. Walt Longmire (series star Robert Taylor), having found out who was behind the murder of his wife, succumbs to his darker impulses and takes off in pursuit of the killer with murder on his mind. Meanwhile, Branch Connally (Bailey Chase), the deputy who Walt fired for erratic, violent behavior, believes he has already figured out who the real culprit is. But during his confrontation with this suspected killer, a gun goes off. Now the audience will finally learn what happened, and whether Walt can be stopped before he makes a fatal choice. The 10-episode fourth season stars Taylor, along with Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Riddick), Lou Diamond Phillips (Southland, La Bamba), Bailey Chase (Damages), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville) and Adam Bartley (Justified). Gerald McRaney (House of Cards) and Ally Walker (Sons of Anarchy) guest star in the upcoming season. Longmire is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Horizon Television. Hunt Baldwin (The Closer, Trust Me), John Coveny (The Closer, Trust Me), Greer Shephard (The Closer, Major Crimes, Nip/Tuck) and Michael M. Robin (The Closer, Major Crimes, Nip/Tuck) serve as executive producers.
Master of None – Friday, November 6, 2015
Based on the comedic viewpoints of Aziz Ansari, the show follows the personal and professional lives of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner. Ansari stars in and created the series with Alan Yang; both serve as executive producers alongside Mike Schur (Parks and Recreation), Dave Becky (Louie) and David Miner (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). The series also stars H. Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu and is produced by Universal TV and 3 Arts for Netflix.
Chelsea Does – Coming Soon
Chelsea Does is a documentary film series comprised of four films that feature Chelsea Handler exploring topics of personal fascination: marriage, racism, technology and drugs. Her talk show for Netflix will launch in 2016. Chelsea Does is directed by Oscar-nominated Eddie Schmidt (This Film is Not Yet Rated) and executive produced by Chelsea Handler and Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom) and produced by Gary Snoonian (Chelsea Lately).
Coming in Fourth Quarter
– The 4-episode, sketch comedy series With Bob and David, starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross;
– Marvel’s Jessica Jones starring Krysten Ritter and David Tennant;
– Sofia Coppola’s A Very Murray Christmas, starring Bill Murray and a star-studded cast including George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, and others;
– the third and final season of Hemlock Grove; and
– Bill Burr‘s animated comedy series F is for Family, starring Burr, Laura Dern and Justin Long, will all premiere in the fourth quarter of 2015. Exact dates to be announced later.
BoJack Horseman – Renewed for Season Three
The darkly hilarious, critically-acclaimed, serialized animated adult comedy BoJack Horseman has been renewed for a third season, and will return with 12 new episodes in 2016. Will Arnett voices BoJack, the legendary 90’s sitcom star, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. The all-star voice cast includes Arnett as BoJack Horseman, Aaron Paul as Todd Chavez, Amy Sedaris as Princess Carolyn, Alison Brie as Diane Nguyen and Paul F. Tompkins as Mr. Peanutbutter. BoJack Horseman was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. The series is executive produced by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Steven A. Cohen and Noel Bright. Will Arnett (The Millers, Arrested Development) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) also serve as executive producers. BoJack Horseman was designed by graphic artist Lisa Hanawalt and animated by LA-based ShadowMachine. The show is a Tornante Production, brought to life by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company. Seasons one and two are now streaming only on Netflix.
Original Netflix Comedy Specials Coming Soon:
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy – Premieres Friday, October 2, 2015 Anjelah Johnson’s newest comedy special features an evolving woman dealing with life on the road, settling into marriage and the lovable antics of her Mexican American family.
Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers – Premieres Friday, October 16, 2015
Shot at the historic Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, Anthony Jeselnik’s latest special, Thoughts and Prayers, delivers an all-new hour of hilarious stand-up comedy.
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid – Premieres Friday, November 13, 2015
In his new stand-up special John Mulaney regales a sold out audience at the Chicago Theater with stories about a temp job he once had, a realtor he knows, a different realtor he knows, and the night he met Bill Clinton.
Brent Morin – Premieres Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Through many mistakes and adventures, Morin comes to terms with the fact that he wants to be in love, but is nowhere near ready for a relationship.
Mike Epps: After Dark – Premieres Friday, December 18, 2015
It’s his time to shine…and Mike Epps wastes no time bringing his unapologetic and raunchy swagger to a howling live audience at the historic Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.
Kids and Family Originals
Netflix sets dates for the fall line-up of six new original series for kids and families.
First, Dreamworks Animation took kids to the Mechazoic World of Dinotrux, an all new action-packed series featuring extraordinary creatures who are half dinosaur, half construction vehicle and are set to build and battle.
Preschoolers will enjoy Puffin Rock (Sept. 1) featuring a plucky young puffling, who along with her ever-curious little brother Baba, explores the diverse array of sea, sky, land and underground creatures.
Children – and children of the 80s – will love all-new stories about Popples (Nov.), the adorable species of brightly colored creatures that transform from fluffy balls to furry friends and back again, while keeping the same silly spirit of the original Popples characters and Care Bears and Cousins (Dec.) which will bring back the whole huggable gang.