×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Alan Arkin, Michael Douglas to Star in Netflix Comedy Series From Chuck Lorre

Netflix is finalizing a deal for a new comedy series starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin with “Big Bang Theory” co-creator Chuck Lorre writing and executive producing, Variety has confirmed.

The series is currently titled “The Kominsky Method” and would follow Douglas an actor who years ago had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach. Arkin will co-star as his friend and agent. In addition to Lorre, Douglas will also executive produce. Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Television will produce. The project is Lorre’s latest with the streaming service. “Disjointed,” another Lorre comedy starring Kathy Bates as the owner of a medical marijuana dispensary, is set to debut on Netflix on Aug. 25.

“The Kominsky Method” will mark Douglas’ first regular television role since he starred in “The Streets of San Francisco” in the 1970’s. On the film side, Douglas has won two Academy Awards in his storied career, both for Best Actor for “Wall Street” in 1987 and a Best Picture Oscar for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in 1975, which he produced. Douglas has also been nominated for five Emmy Awards, winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie in 2013 for the Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra.”

For Arkin, his last regular television role was in the series “100 Centre Street” back in 2001. He has recently lent his voice to the animated Netflix series “BoJack Horseman.” Arkin won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 2006 dark comedy “Little Miss Sunshine.” He has been nominated for four Academy Awards throughout his career, most recently for “Argo” in 2012. He has also been nominated for four Emmy Awards.

Douglas and Lorre are repped by UTA. Arkin is repped by ICM Partners.

 

More TV

  • RENT: Top L-R to Bottom L-R:

    How Fox's Live Version of 'Rent' Honors And 'Enhances' Jonathan Larson's Vision

    In the more than 20 years since Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” first debuted on Broadway, the conversation of adaptation has often come up: Film director Chris Columbus infamously brought the story to the big screen in 2005, Michael John Warren similarly shot one of the final performances of the original theater run in 2008, and talk [...]

  • Conversations With a Killer: The Ted

    TV Review: 'Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes'

    The title “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” Netflix’s new four-part documentary series launching Jan. 24, is slightly misleading. Not about its subject, Bundy, the infamous serial killer who finally confessed to some 30 murders before his 1989 death in the electric chair. The misnomer is “Conversations.” While we hear Bundy’s voice on [...]

  • Marvel's The Punisher

    'Punisher' Star Jon Bernthal on Season 2, Broken Bones and Frank's 'Self-Loathing'

    “The Punisher” returns for its second season today, opening on a Frank Castle in search of a more peaceful life. “He’s dipping his toes in the potential waters of peace,” series star Jon Bernthal told Variety. “He’s flirting with human interaction and human connection. I think it goes awry pretty quickly. There’s a kernel of truth that [...]

  • Emmys statue

    TV Academy to Eliminate Emmy DVD Screeners in 2020

    The Television Academy will eliminate distribution of DVD screeners for eligible shows beginning with the 2020 Emmy cycle. Designed to eliminate both monetary and physical waste, the move will have a substantive impact on the strategy of Emmy marketers. It also makes the academy the first major entertainment-industry organization to bar physical screeners. “This is [...]

  • Black-ish Actor Deon Cole Lands New

    'Black-ish' Star Deon Cole Talks Diversity in Television and Landing New Dream Role

    2019 is shaping up to be Deon Cole’s year, and to hear the actor and comedian tell it, “the stars have lined up and everything is coming together.” Fresh off the Season 2 premiere of Freeform’s “Grown-ish,” with Cole reprising his “Black-ish” role of Professor Charlie Telphy, the actor takes on a slightly different role [...]

  • Super Bowl LII - Tom Brady,

    Verizon Plans Multiple Ad Plays Leading to Super Bowl Commercial

    If Verizon gets its way, its Super Bowl advertising plans will include a 60-second commercial during the game – and a half-hour documentary that gives viewers even more of what will be discussed in the ad. The telecommunications giant is often scrutinized for the communications resources it provides its customers, but its Super Bowl campaign [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content