Fore! Will Ferrell and Ramy Youssef team up for Netflix comedy series Golf

Will Ferrell (Photo Credit_ Mary Ellen Matthews)
Will Ferrell (Photo Credit_ Mary Ellen Matthews) /

If you're one of those people who says that they hate golf, Will Ferrell just might change your mind. The actor and comedian known for making everyone laugh in movies like Anchorman, Elf, Talladega Nights, and many, many more will be coming to Netflix with his first ever scripted comedy series. Ferrell co-created, executive produces, stars in the forthcoming comedy Golf.

Will Ferrell isn't the only fan-favorite name attached to the series. The hilarious actor worked with fellow actor and comedian Ramy Youssef, the Golden Globe-winning star of Ramy. Youssef also co-created Golf along with Ferrell and Josh Rabinowitz, and he will also appear in the series in an as yet undisclosed role. Youssef and Rabinowitz will be the showrunners.

In the series, which will feature 10 episodes, Ferrell will portray a fictional golf legend. Ahead of the streamer's upfront presentation on May 15, no additional plot details were announced, but we don't even need them to know that this show will be a must-watch and incredibly funny. I mean, Ferrell has played so many athletes in past comedy movies and they are all huge hits.

He played a youth soccer coach in 2005's Kicking & Screaming, the larger than life NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby in 2006's Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, a goofy figure skater in 2007's Blades of Glory, and the misguided basketball coach and player Jackie Moon in 2008's Semi-Pro. It's been a long time coming, but it's about time Ferrell returned to his sports comedy roots.

Apart from Netflix teaming up with two of the funniest comedy talents around, it's exciting to see that the streamer continues to amp up its comedy slate, which has been lacking lately. Tina Fey and Steve Carell will star in the upcoming series The Four Seasons, and Kate Hudson leads Mindy Kaling's latest Netflix series, which is also centered in the sports world as a basketball comedy. (Now, if Netflix renewed Girls5eva, then everything would be perfect.)

In case you didn't know, this won't be Will Ferrell's first collaboration with Netflix. He previously executive produced the streaming service's Emmy Award-nominated dark comedy series Dead to Me starring Christina Applegate (his Anchorman costar) and Linda Cardellini (his Daddy's Home costar). He also produced the Netflix original movies Ibiza and May December. Most recently, he appeared as Ron Burgundy at the Tom Brady roast and appeared on John Mulaney's live series.

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