Bob Odenkirk’s more than well-deserved winning streak continues on. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has ordered With Bob and David, a new sketch series from Odenkirk and longtime comedy partner David Cross, not unlike their Mr. Show series on HBO. The series will run for four half-hour-long episodes, in addition to an hour-long making-of special that will be available at the same time as the episodes. The episodes and special will be produced while Odenkirk is on hiatus from his regular gig on Better Call Saul, which has already been renewed by AMC for a second season under Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
There is no current release date for With Bob and David, but both Cross and Odenkirk are keeping busy elsewhere. While Odenkirk is wrapped up with Better Call Saul, he has a number of projects in the pipeline, including the horror-comedy Kitchen Sink and the animated film Hell and Back. This, of course, is after his excellent work in season one of Fargo and the underrated Birthday Boys. Meanwhile, Cross recently wrote and directed his first feature, Hits, about crazy happenings in an Upstate, New York town. He also served as an executive producer on The Wolfpack, a documentary about a group of children brought up in a closed-off apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Wolfpack has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures and will have its New York premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this month. Regardless of when it comes out , With Bob and David promises to be a major addition to Netflix’s increasingly fruitful original comedy selection.