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Will Ferrell To Star As Fictional Golf Legend In Upcoming Netflix Series

We've seen Will Ferrell as Jackie Moon, the freaky basketball player who wanted to bring his ABA team to the NBA in the 2008 flick Semi-Pro. Now, we'll get to see Ferrell as a fictional golf legend in Golf, a 10-part comedy series coming soon to Netflix.

Ferrell co-created the show, along with fellow comedian/actor Ramy Youssef and producer Josh Rabinowitz.

According to The Hollywood Reporter:

"For Ferrell, GOLF marks his biggest scripted acting role to date. After breaking out on NBC's Saturday Night Live, he guest starred in Grace Under Fire and Living Single before starring opposite Paul Rudd in the Apple limited series The Shrink Next Door, and exec producing Netflix's Dead to Me and HBO's Succession. In features, the comedy legend counts Elf, Anchorman, Step Brothers, Old School, Wedding Crashers, Zoolander, Talladega Nights and Daddy's Home. He next reprises his voice role in Despicable Me 4 and the Netflix documentary Will & Harper alongside his friend, Harper Steele. He's repped by UTA, Mosaic and Jackoway Austen."

Beyond that, there isn't much news available on Golf, as a release date hasn't been set. But multiple reports suggest it shouldn't be long.

Either way, Netflix has been dipping its toes into considerably more sports-related programming lately, but this will be the first sports-related comedy with a name such as Ferrell.

"So Ferrell's new series fits right in with Netflix's new emphasis on sports," wrote Arthur Weinstein of Awful Announcing. "And no one has to worry about him pulling off the pro golfer act. Ferrell is one of the most versatile actors, having played a TV anchorman, a NASCAR driver, a pro basketball player/team owner, and an elf in the 2003 classic Elf."