Netflix has picked up “Mr. Iglesias,” the Gabriel Iglesias comedy, for a second season, the streamer announced on Thursday.
The multi-camera comedy stars the comedian as a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater and teaches gifted, misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat assistant principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.
Showrunner Kevin Hench will return for Season 2 and will serve as executive producer alongside Iglesias, Ron DeBlasio and Joe Meloche.
The sitcom was ordered to series last year as part of a larger deal between Netflix and Iglesias which also included two stand-up specials. The first, titled “One Show Fits All,” debuted on the streaming service in January.
Iglesias is one of the most-watched stand-up comedians on YouTube with over 365,000,000 views and has over 10 million followers across his social media. He has also headlined and sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City and Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Iglesias’ film credits include the animated flicks “Coco,” “The Star,” “Ferdinand,” and the upcoming “Show Dogs,” and the live-action movies “Magic Mike XXL,” “A Haunted House 2,” and a “The Fluffy Movie.” On the television, Iglesias had a recent guest spot on “Modern Family.”