Chelsea Handler, made famous by her late-night show, “Chelsea Lately” on the E! Network, is set to host a new series on Netflix entitled “Chelsea Does…”, debuting on Netflix January 23. The series, directed by Oscar and Emmy-nominated Eddie Schmidt (“This Film is Not Yet Rated”, “Valentine Road”) and produced by Academy Award-winning Morgan Neville (of “Twenty Feet of Stardom” fame), will see the talented funny-woman explore a slew of topics in a quest to “understand how things work.”
In that vein, Handler explores a range of socially engaging issues, including racism, marriage, drugs and the Silicon Valley, all through the lens of her brash, vivacious self. She brings her socially challenging, politically incorrect personality along with her as she critiques, intrigues, and points out frustrations with modern-day technology and its social hang-ups.
This will be the second time that the comedienne has partnered up with Netflix, following her first one-hour stand-up comedy special “Uganda Be Kidding Me” (the title taken from her book of the same name) which premiered on the streaming service last year. And the series will not be the last collaboration between both Netflix and Handler, as “The View” producer Bill Wolff has been brought on to help lead Handler’s new upcoming talk show on Netflix.
The partnership with Handler is all part of Netflix’s plan of increased investments in news and documentary original programming. As per usual for the streaming service, all episodes of the docu-series will be available all at once come January 23.