Two and a Half Men co-showrunners Don Reo and Jim Patterson will be reuniting to create Netflix’s new series The Ranch.
Reports from Deadline showed that Netflix is currently working on the deal to start the creation of The Ranch.
Netflix is reportedly considering an atypical attack with The Ranch as they have ordered 20 episodes divided in two batches. Netflix usually has the 13-episodes-dropping-at-once strategy in airing past comedy series.
Ashton Kutcher and his That ‘70s Show co-star Danny Masterson will be playing brothers in the future comedy series. Kutcher will star as a semi-pro footballer returning to Colorado, his home, to establish a family business with sibling Masterson.
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Masterson and Kutcher, who had retained friendship after starring together on That 70’s Show, will also produce The Ranch. While on the other hand, Two and a Half Men co-showrunners Reo and Patterson will write and executive produce the comedy series.
In television, Kutcher has also co-created the MTV reality series Punk’d. Kutcher has worked for companies like CAA and Untitled Entertainment. While Masterson, a recognized DJ, recently starred on the TBS comedy series Men At Work.
Netflix is looking to add programming targeting an audience that may be underserved. Netflix is most likely catering to fans of sitcoms such as The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. The streaming service’s strategy explains their vast range of original shows.
Netflix has streamed shows in various genres including noisy, and pop culture phenoms like Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards. Other outstanding shows from Netflix include Longmire, Grace and Frankie, Fuller House.
In 2016, The Ranch is expected to premiere. The series will be Kutcher’s next project after searching for a new TV sitcom to call home next to Two and a Half Men.