'The Characters' is a new half-hour comedic sketch show series from Netflix that gives eight up-and-coming comedians creative freedom when it comes to expressing themselves and their craft.
The show promises not to be restricted by any rules or limitations, which means that each episode is completely unique. Lauren Lapkus, Tim Robinson and Henry Zebrowski are just a few of the comedians involved who are all responsible for writing and starring in their own 30-minute episode. This hands-off approach gives each comedian the flexibility to express their own voice and visual ideas vibrantly. The offbeat show is an answer to the question: "What if Netflix gave the next generation of comedians their own show?"
Some of the sketch and improv content on the show has been described as too weird, risky and dark for TV, which is why The Characters is right at home on Netflix.