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).