Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are headed to Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two veteran actors have joined the streaming service’s upcoming TV show The Kominsky Method.
From Chuck Lorre, the comedy follows Sandy Kominsky (Douglas), “an actor who years ago had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach.” Arkin will play Norman, Sandy’s long-time agent and friend.
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of The Kominsky Method. No premiere date has been set yet.
I wrote a script and we sent it to them and they said yes. I’m so excited to work with people that I’ve admired for 45-50 years. Streets of San Francisco is the first time I saw Michael. Alan Arkin in The Russians Are Coming, The In-Laws … I didn’t expect them both to sign on. Douglas plays a guy named Sandy Kominsky, who is a Hollywood acting coach with a little class in Hollywood at one of those black-box classrooms and a lot of young students. He had a brief flirtation with fame a long, long time ago, but those days are gone.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Chuck Lorre’s work? Will you watch The Kominsky Method?