Netflix Orders New Comedy Series Lady Dynamite From Maria Bamford

The series is said to be based on what Bamford has accepted to be “her life.” The occasionally surreal episodes, refracted across multiple periods inspired by the actor/comedian’s life, tell the story of a woman who loses – and then finds – her s**t.

Pam Brady, Mitch Hurwitz and Maria Bamford are executive producers on the single camera comedy series “Lady Dynamite,” which Netflix has ordered thirteen 30-minute episodes of for debut on the streaming service at a yet-to-be-determined date. 

A gifted impressionist known for her off-kilter characters and unique stage presence, Bamford has previously been seen under the umbrella of Netflix for the experimental “Maria Bamford: The Special Special Special,” in which the comic performs her entire show for her parents in her living room, as well as the feature-length Comedians of Comedy documentary, one of the first such films to be financed by Netflix. “The Comedians of Comedy” was a tour organized in 2004 around then lesser-known alternative comedians Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn and Bamford. 

Bamford is also known for television appearances on shows like “Arrested Development,” “Louie,” “Maron” and as a frequent guest voice on “Adventure Time.”

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