A series of four documentary films featuring comedienne Chelsea Handler and a documentary on Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards were among the projects announced by Netflix.
The films of “Chelsea Does” will premiere in 2016 and explore topics of personal fascination to Handler — marriage, racism, technology and drugs. A talk show hosted by Handler will also premiere in 2016.
“Keith Richards: Under the Influence,” will become available to Netflix subscribers on Sept. 18. It is directed by Morgan Neville, the director of the Oscar-winning documentary on backup singers, “20 Feet from Stardom.”
Netflix also announced Tuesday the premiere dates for several projects including the comedy series “Master of None,” starring Aziz Ansari, best known for his role as administrator turned restaurateur Tom Haverford on the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation.
On “Master of None,” Ansari will portray a 30-year old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to do with the rest of his life.
Ansari co-created the series with Alan Yang, a producer on “Parks and Recreation.” The series also stars H. Jon Benjamin, Eric Wareheim, Lena Waithe, Noel Wells and Kelvin Yu.
“Master of None” will be available to Netflix subscribers beginning Nov. 6.
Netflix also announced the renewals of the crime drama “Longmire” and the animated comedy “BoJack Horseman.”
The fourth season of “Longmire” will be available to Netflix subscribers beginning Sept. 10. The 12-episode third season of “BoJack Horseman”
Programming to premiere from October through December will include:
— The four-episode sketch comedy series “With Bob and David,” starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross;
— “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” starring Krysten Ritter and David Tennant;
— “A Very Murray Christmas,” starring Bill Murray with a cast including George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock and Miley Cyrus;
— the final season of the horror series “Hemlock Grove”; and
— the animated comedy series “F is for Family,” starring Bill Burr, Laura Dern and Justin Long.
The announcements came in conjunction with Netflix’s presentations at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour which is being conducted in Beverly Hills.
—City News Service
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