Will Arnett’s Netflix ‘Flaked’ Near Reduced Season 2 Order
Double or nothing, Netflix has given rise to more than a few high-profile flops, perhaps most recently Arrested Development and BoJack Horseman star Will Arnett’s sobriety drama Flaked. Despite its deeply personal nature, the project earned many a critical shrug, but now eyes a Season 2 renewal with a shortened order.
The Hollywood Reporter announced the impending renewal, which sees Flaked likely returning for a six-episode order to follow the inaugural season’s eight. Perhaps most notably, the mixed critical reception took a toll on Arnett himself, who admitted to THR that his own struggle with sobriety had fallen off the wagon over the course of filming, just as his character’s had.
In addition to Arnett as Chip, the Mitch Hurwitz-produced series stars David Sullivan, Ruth Kearney, George Basil, Heather Graham, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lina Esco, Sons of Anarchy alum Mark Boone Jr. and more. So reads the official synopsis:
Set in the insular world of Venice, California, Flaked centers on Chip, a celebrated self-appointed “guru” who falls for the object of his best friend’s fascination. Soon the tangled web of half-truths and semi-bullshit that underpins his all-important image and sobriety begins to unravel. Arnett plays Chip, a man doing his honest best to stay one step ahead of his own lies.
The series was created and written by Will Arnett and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret alum Mark Chappell, with Ben Silverman, Peter Principato and Mitch Hurwitz serving as executive producers on the show.
In addition to the trailer below, all episodes are available to stream, but is Flaked worth another round for Arnett?