VoD service Netflix has made good on its promise to move into original non-fiction, commissioning four-part docuseries Russell Peters vs. the World.
The series will follow the titular comedian (pictured above) on his global ‘Notorious’ tour, and will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available: the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Canada, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands. It launches October 14.
“Russell’s genius is his uncanny gift to identify the idiosyncratic within all of us,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP of originals. “He is prolific, fresh and a global force that will resonate with our members around the world.”
In addition to the non-fiction series, Netflix has also commissioned a 70-minute stand-up comedy special featuring Peters, entitled Notorious.
The news comes after Netflix revealed in July that it would look to build upon the success of original programming such as House of Cards with original comedy and non-fiction fare.
Russell Peters vs. the World is executive produced by Russell Peters and Clayton Peters.