Although Aziz Ansari has been an actor for years, it was his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation that propelled him to stardom, and Ansari has parlayed that fame into his own Netflix series, Master of None, which Vulture is reporting has just released its first trailer:
This is a modern comedy that deals with a 30 year-old actor who struggles to win roles as he also navigates the perils of dating, racial stereotypes, settling down and finding a purpose in life, all without a laugh track.
In a recent interview with Vulture, Ansari explained that the show was inspired by 1970s comedies such as Shampoo and The Graduate, and that though the main character has some of his traits and failings, he is more in the vein of the nebbish leads often found in older Woody Allen films.
Social media users seem to be taking notice of Ansari’s new show:
Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe and Eric Wareheim all in one show? Yeah, MASTER OF NONE is gonna be fire
— Erik Abriss (@AbrissErik) October 22, 2015
Master of None was created and is executive produced by Ansari, Alan Yang and Michael Shur, who also created Parks and Recreation. It co-stars Lena Waithe, Eric Wareheim, Noel Wells, Ravi Patel, H. Jon Benjamin, Fatima Ansari and Shoukath Ansari.
The show premieres November 6 on Netflix, with all 10 episodes available for immediate viewing.