After mixed success with reviving series like “Arrested Development” and “The Killing,” Netflix is altering their angle ever so slightly with its latest comedy series. Instead of bringing back HBO’s axed “Mr. Show With Bob and David,” the ever-expanding originals department has signed Bob Odenkirk and David Cross for… “With Bob and David.”
Odenkirk and Cross will play dishonorably discharged Navy SEALs who return to the U.S. to start doing comedy again. No premiere date has been set.
The new sketch-comedy series will be made up of four half-hour episodes and an hour-long making-of special. The “Better Call Saul” and “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret” stars will write and executive produce the new series. Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk, Tim Sarkes, Dave Kneebone Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim will also executive produce, and Abso Lutely Productions will serve as the production company.
Many thought a “Mr. Show” reunion was imminent given the friendship between Odenkirk and Cross, who embarked on a six-city comedy tour together in 2013. Interest was peaked when Paul F. Thompkins, who helped write the original series, tweeted the below image on New Year’s Eve last year.
While Odenkirk later confirmed in an interview with Rolling Stone there would be no official reunion, I doubt any fans will be upset with today’s news.