Most sketch comedy shows are predicated on the concept of an ensemble cast, but Netflix (as it is often wont to do) has tweaked that formula with the upcoming sketch comedy series The Characters. Instead of being built around a troupe of performers, this show gives one episode each to a single comedian out of a group of eight.
Those comedians are Kate Berlant, Dr. Brown, Paul Downs, John Early, Lauren Lapkus, Tim Robinson, Natasha Rothwell and Henry Zebrowski, all of whom are featured in the new trailer for The Characters. According to Netflix, “[w]hat was once reserved for sketch festivals and comedy clubs can now be enjoyed in your living room.”
Whether you’re in your living room or not, you can watch the trailer for The Characters below. And all eight episodes of the show’s first season will hit a Netflix account near you on March 11th, 2016.
Here’s the trailer: