Netflix plans to stay in the Hannah Gadsby business: The comedian’s next stand-up special, titled Douglas, has found a home at the streaming giant.
Gadsby, who is currently touring Douglas around the world, announced the Netflix collaboration at a For Your Consideration event on Monday.
“I’m so excited to announce today that Douglas will be released on Netflix in 2020,” she said. “I’m really enjoying touring with the live performance, but there will be places in the world that I won’t be able to visit, so it’s wonderful that Netflix will bring the show to every corner of the globe.”
The hour-long special — named after Gadsby’s beloved dog — does not yet have a specific premiere date.
Gadsby’s previous stand-up special, Nanette, was released on Netflix in June 2018, making it the streamer’s first original comedy special from Australia. With its pointed commentary on LGBTQ issues — particularly Gadsby’s anecdotes about her own experience as a lesbian — the critically lauded special made Gadsby one of that year’s buzziest performers.