Netflix has ordered a half-hour sketch comedy series from comedian and actress Iliza Shlesinger.
“The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show” has been greenlit for six episodes. It will shoot in New York this fall and is slated to premiere in 2020.
This is how Netflix describes the series: “From the mind of Iliza Shlesinger comes a secret world filled with absurd characters, insight into the female experience, and irreverent yet poignant social commentary.”
Avalon Television, which is also behind “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” will produce. Shlesinger will serve as executive producer along with Kim Gamble, Kara Baker, David Martin, Richard Allen-Turner and Jon Thoday. Laura Murphy (“Girl Code”) will direct.
Shlesinger will also soon debut her fifth stand up special for Netflix later this year. Her past Netflix specials include “Elder Millennial,” “Confirmed Kills,” “Freezing Hot” and “War Paint.” She recently released “Over & Over,” a documentary which offers a behind-the-scenes look into the making of “Elder Millennial.”
Her other credits include the 2018 comedy “Instant Family” with Mark Wahlberg and the TV min-series “Forever 31.” Her upcoming film projects include “Godfrey,” “SuperCool” and another Netflix project with Mark Wahlberg called “Wonderland,” directed by Peter Berg.
Her first book, “Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity,” published by Hachette Book Group, was a collection of essays and observations on friendship, relationships and being single. In her podcast, “AIA: Ask Iliza Anything,” she answers questions on any topic.
Deadline was first to report the news.
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