Season 1 poster
Genre Comedy
Created by
Composer(s) Stephen Malkmus[1]
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Running time 30-43 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Electric Avenue Productions
  • A Thousand Words, Ltd.
  • The Hurwitz Company
  • Electus
  • Principato-Young Entertainment
Original network Netflix
Original release March 11, 2016 – present

Flaked is an American comedy web television series that stars Will Arnett, who developed it alongside the creator/executive producer of Arrested Development, Mitch Hurwitz.[2][3] The first season consisted of eight 30 to 34 minutes long episodes, with the episodes released simultaneously worldwide on March 11, 2016.[4] In July 2016 the series was renewed for a six-episode second season to premiere in 2017.[5]

Columnist Cindy Elavsky describes the show as being about "a self-help guru named Chip who's struggling to stay a step ahead of his own lies."[6]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Westminster"Wally PfisterWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
2"Horizon"Wally PfisterWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
3"Rose"Josh Gordon & Will SpeckWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
4"Palms"Josh Gordon & Will SpeckWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
5"Electric"Tom DiCilloWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
6"Shell"Tom DiCilloWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
7"7th"Wally PfisterWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)
8"Sunset"Wally PfisterWill Arnett & Mark ChappellMarch 11, 2016 (2016-03-11)


Season 1 of the series received mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the season has a rating of 42% from critics, based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 4.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Dull and pointless, Flaked makes it uncomfortably clear that the man-child persona is no longer compelling." It has an 80% from the audience.[10] On Metacritic the season has a score of 43 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[11] The show was criticized by Vox for "stupid plot twists" and devolving into melodrama.[12]


  1. "Stephen Malkmus Is Scoring Will Arnett's New Netflix Series 'Flaked'". Billboard. 12 February 2016.
  2. Todd Spangler. "Netflix Sets Will Arnett Comedy 'Flaked' for 2016". Variety.
  3. "'Flaked' On Netflix: Will Arnett Comedy Series To Stream In 2016". The Huffington Post.
  4. Lisa de Moraes (January 17, 2016). "Netflix Unveils Premiere Dates For 'Orange Is The New Black,' 'The Get Down,' 'Flaked' And Others". Deadline.com.
  5. Lincoln, Ross A (28 July 2016). "Netflix Renews Will Arnett's 'Flaked' For 2017 Second Season". Deadline.
  6. Elavksy, Cindy (January 29, 2015). "Celebrity Extra". King Features. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  7. Sage, Alyssa (February 11, 2016). "Netflix Releases Trailer for Will Arnett's 'Flaked'". Variety. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  8. Andreeva, Nellie (September 29, 2015). "Christopher Mintz-Plasse Joins Will Arnett's Netflix Comedy Series 'Flaked'". Deadline. Retrieved February 28, 2016.
  9. Petski, Denise (October 6, 2016). "Elisabeth Rohm Joins 'Flaked'; John Marshall Jones In 'The Fosters'". Deadline. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  10. "Flaked: Season 1". www.rottentomatoes.com. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  11. "Flaked". Metacritic. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  12. VanDerWerff, Todd (March 13, 2016). "Flaked review: Stupid plot twists ruin this new Netflix comedy". Vox Media. Retrieved March 23, 2016.

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