Netflix is turning to Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz and comedian Mari Bamford for their next comedy entry. The streaming service has given the green-light to Lady Dynamite, a half-hour comedy from the duo which will also star Maria Bamford.
Lady Dynamite is said to be based on what Bamford has accepted to be “her life”. The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods inspired by the actor/comedian’s life, tell the story of a woman who loses – and then finds – her s**t.
The half-hour comedy, which has received an order for 13 episodes, is being produced in-house by Netflix and, like all of their originals, will debut simultaneously in all territories where Netflix has a presence. The executive producers are Pam Brady, Mitch Hurwitz and Maria Bamford.
Netflix has been bulking on comedy series in the past few months as they have been making a concerted push into this area, beginning with the likes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Grace & Frankie – both of which has been renewed for second season.
The series order also comes less than 24 hours after word leaked out that Netflix was finalising a deal to hand out a straight-to-series order to The Ranch, a 13 episode comedy from Don Reo & Jim Patterson that will star former That 70s Show alums Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson.