Netflix has unspooled a new trailer for “W/ Bob & David,” a new variety series starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, which premieres on November 13. Watch the trailer below and then let us know if you think it will be another Emmy-winner for the comic duo.
Odenkirk and Cross won together as writers for the variety series “The Ben Stiller Show” in 1993. Odenkirk also won in 1989 as a member of the “Saturday Night Live” writing team. The pair also earned multiple writing bids for their HBO sketch series “Mr. Show with Bob and David.” And Odenkirk was nominated for Best Drama Series and Best Drama Actor this year for AMC’s “Better Call Saul,” which was spun off from his popular character in “Breaking Bad.”
Netflix has been a force to reckon with at the Emmys, earning nominations both for Best Comedy Series (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Orange is the New Black“) and Best Drama Series (“Orange is the New Black” again, “House of Cards“), but it hasn’t yet been a factor in the variety series categories.
This year, the TV academy split that award into two: Best Variety Talk Series and Best Variety Sketch Series. “Bob & David” would likely compete in the latter race, where they could face this year’s champ, “Inside Amy Schumer,” as well as “SNL” and the last season of “Key and Peele.”
With Emmy favorites like Bob and David, Netflix might get its foot in the door.
Do you think the show looks like an Emmy winner? Watch the trailer below and discuss all things TV in our forums.