10:52am PT by Lesley Goldberg, Lacey Rose
It's Official: Netflix Renews 'Flaked' for Season 2
It's official: Flaked is returning to Netflix.
The streaming service, a day after presenting its upcoming lineup to critics at TCA, used the show's Facebook page to confirm that the Will Arnett comedy is returning for a second season. "We're headed back to Venice for #Flaked Season 2. Can we stay in your guest house?" the show's Facebook page posted with a tagline that the series would return in 2017.
The formal announcement comes more than two months after THR exclusively reported that Arnett's deeply personal Venice, Calif., dramedy was near a deal to come back for a sophomore season.
Flaked was co-written by creators Arnett and his pal Mark Chappell (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret), with Ben Silverman, manager-producer Peter Principato and Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz serving as executive producers. Arnett also stars alongside a lesser known cast that includes David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney and George Basil.
Set in the insular world of Venice, the series centers on a self-appointed "guru" named Chip, played by Arnett, who falls for the object of his best friend's fascination, London (Kearney). But it didn't take long for the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety to unravel.
In a revealing profile in The Hollywood Reporter, Arnett, a five-time Emmy nominee, opened up about his own struggles with sobriety, acknowledging that he, like his character, had quietly fallen off the wagon while filming the series. The latter made some of the criticisms lobbed at the semi-autobiographical project that much harder for Arnett to stomach.
During the THR interview, which was conducted pre-premiere in March, Arnett suggested that assuming the series scored a second season, Chip would follow a similar path that he had and turn to his friend Dennis (Sullivan) to get him sober.
For Arnett, the Venice dramedy is one of several projects he has going. In addition to his work on Netflix's animated comedy BoJack Horseman, Arnett is heavily involved in the Lego, Nut Job and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchises. A Turtles follow-up is set to debut in early June.