Netflix is getting into the Gabriel Iglesias business. Or, rather, investing more in the Iglesias business. After all, the streaming giant bankrolled Fluffy’s latest stand-up special, I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry. And while you’ll soon be able to catch two more specials from the affable comedian – one of which will be shot during his current tour, One Show Fits All – the more interesting news comes from the other project the company announced: a sitcom titled Mr. Iglesias.
In the multi-cam series (think One Day At A Time), Iglesias will be playing, per the announcement, “a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being ‘counseled out’ by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.” We’re hoping it can be the sitcom equivalent of Stand and Deliver. Or perhaps a Latino Boston Public taped in front of a live studio audience. The show will be executive produced by Fluffy and Kevin Hench, who worked on Cristela where Iglesias had a recurring role as as Alberto.
“When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a stand-up comedian or a teacher,” Iglesias joked announcing these latest projects, “Thanks to Netflix for supporting both of my career aspirations.”