10:17am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Bob Odenkirk-David Cross Sketch Comedy Lands Netflix Series Order
Netflix is continuing to expand its comedy brand.
The streaming service has ordered sketch comedy With Bob and David, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The sketch series — which will consist of four half-hour episodes in addition to an hourlong making-of special — will see Bob Odenkirk and David Cross playing dishonorably discharged Navy SEALs playing all-new characters.
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The series marks the latest collaboration between Odenkirk and Cross, who first teamed on The Ben Stiller Show and subsequently on HBO sketch series Mr. Show With Bob and David. Since the four-year run of the HBO series, the duo have remained in touch and teamed for a six-city tour in 2013.
Odenkirk and Cross will write and star as well as exec produce alongside Marc Provissiero and Naomi Odenkirk of Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, Tim Sarkes of Brillstein Entertainment, Dave Kneebone, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.
Odenkirk will film the comedy during his hiatus from AMC's Better Call Saul, which has already been renewed for a second season.
With Bob and David joins a roster of comedy series at Netflix including the upcoming Grace and Frankie, Love, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Flaked and the revival of Wet Hot American Summer. With Bob and David hails from Netflix and Abso Lutely Productions.
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