Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are back for more inspired and absurd sketch comedy in W/ Bob and David, a new Netflix original series. The first teaser trailer has arrived, and announces that the long-awaited return of these comedy geniuses will be premiering Friday, November 13. In the series, Bob and David reunite, along with Paul F. Tompkins, Jill Talley, Jay Johnston, John Ennis, Brian Posehn and more. W/ Bob and David will consist of four all-new 30-minute episodes, which will be available at the same time this fall.
Netflix ordered the sketch comedy show, W/ Bob and David back in April. At the time, a 60-minute "making-of" special from Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and David Cross (Arrested Development) was also announced. After being dishonorably discharged from the Navy Seals, Bob and David are back serving our country the way they do best, making sketch comedy. These 4 half-hours will feature brand new comedy featuring all new characters, all new scenes, and most importantly, all new wigs.
Odenkirk and Cross are writing and starring in the series, and also serve as executive producers along with Marc Provissiero, Naomi Odenkirk, Tim Sarkes, Dave Kneebone, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim. W/ Bob and David is an original Netflix Production. Abso Lutely Productions is providing production services. It isn't known if this is a one off event series, or if there will be more W/ Bob and David. But it sounds like there is an open door policy. If they feel inspired, the duo will be back, whether its next year, or 15 years from now.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed last April that Bob Odenkirk shot the comedy series while on hiatus from AMC's Better Call Saul, which returns for Season 2 in early 2016. Bob Odenkirk and David Cross first worked together on The Ben Stiller Show before creating and starring in Mr. Show with Bob and David. David Cross recently starred in the Adult Swim series The Heart, She Holler and in the indie comedy feature Obvious Child.
Mr. Show with Bob and David first aired on HBO in November of 1995. It aired 30 episodes and 2 specials over the course of four seasons, coming to a close in December 1998. The pair played fictionalized versions of themselves, hosting a show that transitioned into a mixture of live skits and pre-taped short films, all of which tied together in a particularly unique way. It is believed that W/ Bob and David will follow a similar format, and is bringing back nearly every one who ever participated in Mr. Show with Bob and David. Though we only get to see a very short amount of footage in this sneak peek, it certainly looks, sounds and feels like the classic sketch comedy series. It even features fan favorite comedian Brian Posehn, who was a fixture on the earlier show. Take a look, and hold on! This is going to be a wild ride.