By Patrick Ryan | Gannett News Service
Looking to ink a series/movie deal? Better call Netflix.
Joining the endless string of talent heading to the streaming service, Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”) and David Cross (“Arrested Development”) will write and star in an original sketch comedy series for the platform, Netflix announced Thursday.
“With Bob and David” will consist of four half-hour episodes and one 60-minute “making-of” special, and star Odenkirk and Cross as dishonorably discharged Navy SEALs. The project has just started production, according to Deadline.com.
The show reunites the stars of “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” a revered sketch comedy series that ran for four seasons on HBO. Odenkirk and Cross first worked together on “The Ben Stiller Show” in the early ’90s.Cross starred in the Netflix-produced fourth season of cult comedy “Arrested Development,” which premiered on the platform in May 2013. Odenkirk’s “Better Call Saul,” a prequel to “Breaking Bad,” already is available on the streaming service internationally and will wrap its first season on AMC next week.
Odenkirk and Cross are the latest stars to sign original-programming deals with Netflix. Others include Matt and Ross Duffer (Fox’s “Wayward Pines”), Mark and Jay Duplass (HBO’s “Togetherness”), Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Sandler and Brad Pitt’s Plan B production company.