To boost its output of comedy content, Netflix has partnered with A24 and comedian Michelle Buteau to develop and launch a new comedy series called Survival of the thickest, which will be inspired by Buteau’s book of essays of the same name. The series came first Announced in January 2022 and will arrive on Netflix in July 2023.

michelle buteauwhose credits include Always be my perhaps the happiest season and welcome to Buteaupiawill star in, write, produce and serve as showrunner alongside Danielle Sanchez-Writzel. Sanchez-Writzel has worked on projects such as My name is Earl, New Girl, Love Bites, and more. This project comes as part of your general treatment with Netflix which he signed on in 2021.

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Buteau commented on the collaboration with Netflix and Sanchez-Witzel:

“It’s been amazing finding a home with Netflix. To say that I am excited to continue my relationship with them is an understatement. I’m over the moon and I’m under it. Danielle has been a dream partner and I can’t wait to share what we’ve been cooking up.»

Tracey Pakosta, Netflix’s head of comedy, added:

“Michelle Buteau is many things: a brilliant writer, a gifted comedian, and a powerful performer. But above all else, she is one of the funniest people alive. Paired with Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, one of television’s sharpest visionaries, Survival of the Thickest will bring Michelle’s unique point of view to life.»

Buteau and Sanchez-Witzel will executive produce alongside A24’s Ravi Nandan and Alli Reich. Here’s Everything We Know About Netflix Survival of the thickest:

What is the Netflix release date? Survival of the thickest?

With the release of the official teaser trailer, we can confirm that Survival of the thickest will be released on Thursday, July 14, 2023.

What is the plot of Survival of the thickest?

Survival of the Thickest book cover

Survival of the Thickest book cover

As mentioned above, the series will take inspiration from Buteau’s autobiographical book of essays of the same name. Here is the official Netflix logline Survival of the thickest:

Survival of the Thickest centers on Mavis Beaumont. Black, plus-size and newly single Mavis is unexpectedly forced to rebuild her life after putting all her eggs in one man’s basket, but she is determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of the family she chose. , a positive attitude and a cute v-neck with a bit of lip gloss.

who is cast in Survival of the thickest?

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Pictured: Michelle Buteau

The only cast member known for Survival of the thickest so far is michelle buteau herself. She will play the aforementioned Mavis Beaumont. As you may notice, the main character also has a first name beginning with M and a French-sounding last name.

At the end of August 2022, it was reported that tone bell and Tasha Smith had joined the cast of Survival of the thickest.

Bell will play Khalil, described as “Mavis’s best friend and first phone caller since high school. He is a creative and talented artist who has always prided himself on making choices in life that keep things simple and affordable (there’s nothing wrong with clipping coupons) and hassle-free. But now, almost 30 years old, he begins to wonder what really matters and if life is worth complicating for the right person.

Smith will play Marley, who is described below:

“A self-made millionaire from the early 50s. She’s a status woman in New York City who always has a fresh, luxurious manicure and the best day and night serums money can buy. She gives Aries the energy to tell it like it is, but there’s still a warm big sister vibe ever-present. She just wants the best for everyone, and she knows what’s best.»

Tono Bell Tasha Smith Survival of the Thickest

Pictured: Tone Bell and Tasha Smith

What is the production status of Survival of the thickest?

Production status: Post-production (Last update: 05/25/2023)

from netflix Survival of the thickest originally contemplated a start of production in August 2022, according to weekly production. However, filming took place from September 26 to November 20, 2022.

How many episodes will there be in Survival of the thickest?

It has been confirmed that the series will have eight episodes. It is expected that its duration will be 30 minutes each, according to variety perspective.

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