“Parks and Recreation” actor Aziz Ansari is toplining a new comedy series on Netflix, where he will reunite with some familiar faces.
Co-creator Mike Schur and co-executive producer Alan Yang are reteaming with the NBC star for the 10-episode straight-to-series order.
Along with Ansari, the cast of the untitled comedy includes Jon Benjamin, Lena Waithe, Eric Wareheim, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu. Ansari is a co-creator of the show, which is reportedly based on his life, and production is already under way in New York.
Ansari has also appeared in “This is the End,” “30 Minutes or Less” and “I Love You, Man.”
Having begun his career performing standup comedy in New York City, he recently went on tour for his standup show “
Universal TV is producing the new comedy with 3 Arts. Ansari is managed by 3 Arts and recently signed with WME.