Making good on its promise to release more content this year, Netflix announced on Monday it will premiere a new sketch comedy series in March.
Titled Netflix Presents: The Characters, the series features eight up-and-coming comedians who will write and star in their own 30-minute episodes. The comedians include 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 (Writer, SNL) and Henry Zebrowski (Heroes Reborn).
Netflix is calling the new series "outlaw comedy," meaning the comedians will have no rules or limitations to what they include in their sketches. These include everything from Bachelor and Daredevil parodies, to biblical spoofs and music videos.
The Characters will feature cameos from other famous faces, including the model Tyson Beckford, SNL's Cecily Strong and Broad City's Abbi Jacobson, who will star alongside the comedy's multiple personalities during the outlandishly funny episodes.
Netflix's new sketch comedy show will premiere on March 11. Check out the trailer below.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter