We have another new show on the way from Netflix, and this one promises to be dynamite. While Netflix is most known for its strong original dramas like Orange is the New Black and House of Cards it also has an incredibly strong focus on comedy, including numerous original stand-up specials. Now Netflix has announced a new comedy series with a great comedienne they’ve worked with before, Maria Bamford.
Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of Lady Dynamite, a comedy series starring Bamford which tells the story of “a woman who loses- and then finds- her s**t.” Since the series is being described as being inspired by Bamford’s life the setup is fitting. Bamford’s stand-up is full of her difficulties in dealing with everyday life. She has been very public about the fact that she has been diagnosed with bi-polar disorder but she has simply worked that directly into her comedy. One assumes the show will also include her making voices, lots and lots of voices. If you’re not familiar with Maria Bamford’s work, check out the clip via Comedy Central below.
In addition to starring Bamford will also produce the show alongside Mitch Hurwitz, the creator of Arrested Development and Pam Brady whose production credits include South Park. Bamford has been associated with Netflix before. She was featured in the 2005 stand-up film The Comedians of Comedy alongside other, at the time, relatively unknown comics Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn and Zach Galifianakis in one of the first films ever produced and distributed by the streaming service.
Beyond the single sentence description above little else is said regarding what the show will be about other than a reference that the show will be “occasionally surreal.” Bamford's comedy can certainly be surreal. Watching multiple voices having a conversation amongst themselves, but all coming from her is certainly a little strange. It's one of her talents. We also don’t have any sort date for the debut so fans will just have to chill out on that one.
This story comes on the heels of news that Aziz Ansari of Parks & Recreation fame will also be getting his own series from Netflix. He only got 10 episodes though, so way to go Bamford.
Expect to see more comedy series news coming from Netflix as this appears to be something of a trend. It’s also something of a trend that these things have been predicted here so take that for what it’s worth.