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Aziz Ansari has been on the up-and-up ever since his sketch show with comedians Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer, The Human Giant, first aired in 2007, only to be cemented by Parks and Recreation airing in 2009. Riding high on his success not only in television, but in film, Ansari has been developing a sitcom exclusively for Netflix. Now the trailer is finally ready to watch.
Master of None follows Ansari's 30-year-old character, Dev, as he struggles to pursue an acting career. The series marks Ansari's debut as a lead in television, and follows in the footsteps of Quantico's Priyanka Chopra and The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling, each South Asian leads on Western televisions. Ansari clearly cares about representations of race, going as far as addressing negative stereotypes associated with being South Asian at around the 27 second mark.
The trailer has a real alternative rom com feel to it (imagine Obvious Child, but as a television series with people who aren't white). The series co-stars some big names, like Dear White People producer and activist, Lena Waithe, and Tim and Eric's Eric Wareheim looking a little odd outside of his bizarro universe and doing something with a normal undertone.
Master of None debuts on Netflix on Friday, November 6th.