Aziz Ansari, who ended his popular seven-season run on “Parks and Recreation,” has inked a deal to star in a new comedy series for Netflix.
The actor, who also is part of the team that created the as-yet-untitled show, already received a 10-episode order from Netflix. Ansari’s co-creator is “Parks and Rec” co-executive producer Alan Yang.
Co-starring on the new series, which has already begun filming in New York are H. Jon Benjamin, Lena Waithe (“Dear White People”) and Eric Wareheim, half of the comedy duo of Tim & Eric — plus “Saturday Night Live” alumna Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu. According to Deadline.com the guest cast will include “Homeland” star Claire Danes.
While the series’ concept is not yet being revealed, Deadline also reported “the project features semi-autobiographical elements and deals with dating and relationships.”
Ansari already has a close releationship with Netflix — thanks to two original specials, “Buried Alive” and “Live At Madison Square Garden.” Plus his earlier standup specials are available on the streaming service.