TCA: Chelsea Handler Dishes on Netflix Show, Documentaries
Chelsea Handler was typically candid during her appearance at Netflix's presentation during the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Tuesday, dishing about her new series (which isn't a nightly talk show, FYI) and the four documentaries that she's making for the streaming service.
As for the documentaries themselves, Handler said each would be feature-length, and the comedienne is executive producing them alongside some pretty impressive talent, including Oscar winner Morgan Neville ("20 Feet From Stardom").
"They're all very different and amazing experiences for me work-wise," Handler said, noting that they were taking precedence over her talk show project.
"After we're done editing [the documentaries] then I'll focus on the [talk] show," she said. "I've met with people I want to work with."
The format of that show is still to be ironed out, but it won't be a nightly series like "Chelsea Lately." It will most likely air "several times a week or a few times a week," Handler said (unlike the current Netflix model of putting entire seasons/series online simultaneously), and will have a news bent.
"We have to get it down to a place where we can shoot something and have it air 48 hours after," she explained.
Both the series and the documentaries are expected to debut on Netflix sometime in 2016.
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