Gad Elmaleh to Star in Netflix Comedy Series ‘Huge in France’
French comedian Gad Elmaleh is heading to Netflix to star in his own series. According to Deadline, the streaming network has ordered a half-hour comedy series based on Elmaleh’s life called Huge in France. The eight-episode series follows Elmaleh “at an emotional crossroads” as he leaves a successful comedy career in France “and moves to Los Angeles in an attempt to reconnect with his estranged, comedy hating, 16-year-old male model son. Sadly he’ll have to do it without a single celebrity perk.” Jarrad Paul and Andy Mogel co-created the series with Elmaleh and will serve as executive producers.
In addition to the series, Netflix also announced that Elmaleh’s English-language standup special, which is part of a two-special deal announced last year, will premiere sometime in 2018. The first French-language special, Gad Gone Wild, debuted back in January.