Maria Bamford

Netflix original Lady Dynamite unveils dynamite cast

Patton Oswalt and Tig Notaro are among the comedians confirmed to guest star on the Maria Bamford-led series, set to launch in 2016.
September 3, 2015

Netflix has confirmed the names of some of the actors that will appear as guest stars on its newest comedy original, Lady Dynamite, featuring Maria Bamford.

And, no surprise, it looks to be a dynamite cast.

Viewers can expect to see Patton Oswalt, Ana Gasteyer, Jon Cryer, Mira Sorvino, Brandon Routh, June Diane Raphael, Adam Pally, Dean Cain, Sarah Silverman and Jenny Slate grace the upcoming scripted series, which is based loosely on Bamford’s own life. Tig Notaro will also guest star on the show. Notaro recently released her own feature film on Netflix, Tig (which chronicles the stand-up comedian’s life after her breast-cancer diagnosis).

Slated to launch on Netflix in 2016, the Lady Dynamite is shot with a single camera and takes a “sometimes surreal” approach to the subject matter, according to promotional material. The first season will run 13 episodes, each 30 minutes in length.

The SVOD greenlit the project in June. Pam Brady, Mitch Hurwitz and Bamford executive produce the Netflix production.

Bamford is known for her self-deprecating sense of humor. (She’s often joked about how she was “re-diagnosed” with bipolar disorder at the age of 40).

She’s previously worked with Hurwitz in a recurring role on the fourth season of Arrested Development, which was the show’s first season exclusive to Netflix. She also co-wrote and starred in the digital series The Program, produced by Funny Or Die.

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