Aziz Ansari Reunites With Parks and Rec Boss on Netflix Comedy Series

Aziz Ansari Series Netflix

This is the kind of surefire business venture that would make Tom Haverford green with envy.

Netflix has commissioned a 10-episode half-hour comedy series starring Aziz Ansari and exec-produced by his former Parks and Recreation boss Michael Schur, TVLine has learned.

The New York-based project, which Ansari created with Parks and Rec co-star/EP Alan Yang, is currently untitled and the premise is being kept under wraps.

The cast also includes Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers), Lena Waithe (The Comeback), Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories), Noel Wells (Saturday Night Live) and Kelvin Yu (Popular).

Ansari and Yang will also serve as EPs alongside Schur, David Miner (also from Parks and Rec) and Dave Becky (Broad City).

The gig extends Netflix’s relationship with Ansari, who headlined two comedy specials for the streaming giant (including the recent Live at Madison Square Garden).

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12 Comments
  1. Mary Kate says:

    If he’s in it, I’m watching! Loved him on Parks. Also saw him to stand up last year and he’s absolutely hilarious.

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Aziz have a new show & will be working with one of creators of Parks & Rec again.

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  4. militantgod says:

    Aziz actually mentioned he was working on a project based in New York with Yang shortly after Harris Whittles passing. Wittles was supposed to be a part of it.So sad. Really optimisic about this project though.

  5. militantgod says:

    Aziz actually mentioned he was working on a project based in New York with Yang shortly after Harris Whittles passing. Wittles was supposed to be a part of it.So sad. Really optimistic about this project though.

  6. Banksi says:

    The worst thing about Parks & Recreation was Aziz Ansari. He is beyond annoying. i will skip this one. Netflix can do better than this garbage.

    • ed says:

      illl give you the fact that aziz wasnt the best part about parks, but his comedy specials are really funny. also if you havent seen him on scrubs, you should.

  7. Amit says:

    I’m not his biggest fan, but great news for him and his fans, certainly.

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  9. happyish says:

    I dont understand why netflix insists on cramming this hack down our throats. Ansari must have some blackmail on the CEO Reed hastings cuz he’s not talented enough to get everything he is getting from netflix. I am shaking my head in disbelief.

  10. Tea says:

    Eric Wareheim?! That’s awesome.

  11. Aziz AND H. Jon Benjamin together again? OK… I’ll give it a shot. :)