Docs

Netflix commissions first original docuseries

Netflix has made good on its promise to move into original non-fiction, commissioning four-part docuseries Russell Peters vs. the World, which follows the titular comedian (pictured) while on tour.
September 3, 2013

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.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

Menu

Search