Look, I get it: you’re nearing Netflix burnout. Since the beginning of May, the streaming service has either premiered or released new seasons of The Get Down, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Girlboss, Dear White People, Sense8, Anne with an E, and Master of None, with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and House of Cards still to come. That’s a lot of quality TV — on top of everything you watch on actual TV, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale — arguably so much TV that you might feel like you’re drowning in #content. But before you do something drastic, like go outside, Netflix is throwing you a life preserver.
You know where a life preserver comes in handy? The ocean. You know what the ocean has too much of? Tuna. You know who loves too much tuna? Everyone’s favorite cantankerous New Yorkers, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland. You know what they’re saying to Netflix? Ohhhhhh, hello…
Nick Kroll broke the news on Twitter that Oh, Hello on Broadway will premiere on Netflix on June 13. The special is based on characters he and John Mulaney created after they, as the legend goes, saw two men in a bookstore buy separate copies of Alan Alda’s Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I’ve Learned. Gil and George (charmed, I’m sure) have since appeared on Kroll Show, Comedy Bang Bang, and in a successful run on the Great White Way — according to Forbes, Oh, Hello “became the first new play of the season to recoup its costs.” Netflix hasn’t released an official statement yet, so it’s unclear which of the many stars who dropped by the theater (including Stephen Colbert, Ilana Glazer, and, yes, Alan Alda) will get prahnked.
But one thing’s for sure: they’ll be treated to entirely too much tuna.