New Netflix Project Has Its Roots in an HBO Cult Classic From the ’90s

Apr 2, 2015  •  Post A Comment

A new project in the works at Netflix is sure to revive memories of a cult classic that aired on HBO from 1995-1998. The streaming service has announced plans for a new show, titled “With Bob and David,” that reunites Bob Odenkirk and David Cross of the sketch comedy series “Mr. Show with Bob and David.”

Since then, Odenkirk has become better known as Saul Goodman, first on “Breaking Bad” and now on “Better Call Saul.” Cross, too, raised his profile, especially with a run as Tobias Funke on “Arrested Development.”

Netflix ordered four half-hour episodes of the new sketch comedy series, along with an hour-long “making of” special.

Netflix says in its announcement: “After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy Seals, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best, making sketch comedy. Four half-hours of brand new comedy featuring all new characters, all new scenes, and most importantly, all new wigs.”

Odenkirk and Cross will write and star in the Netflix production, and will serve as executive producers along with Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk, Tim Sarkes, Dave Kneebone, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim.

bob odenkirk-david crossBob Odenkirk, left, and David Cross

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