It looks good.
Fresh off seven seasons on network TV, his best stand-up special to date, and co-writing a wildly intriguing book, Aziz has landed—as so many are seeming to these days—in the welcome arms of streaming behemoth, Netflix. His new show, Master of None is a drastic departure from his days on Parks and Recreation and Human Giant, but it feels like a natural progression. It’s clearly autobiographical—Ansari plays a struggling actor in New York—and one can’t help but see the clear Louie comparisons, although its level of polish feels more akin to Woody Allen. It’s very “New York”.
Aziz wrote the series with Parks and Rec. writer Alan Yang, and the first episode was directed by Smashed and Spectacular Now auteur James Ponsoldt. The series co-stars, former SNL cast member, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim, H. Jon Benjamin and Aziz’s parents, and it looks great.
Master of None premieres on November 6th.