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Netflix Casting: Ray Romano Cast in Netflix "No Good Deed"

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LOS ANGELES - FEB 23: Ray Romano, Mark Duplass at the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards on the Beach on February 23, 2019 in Santa Monica, CA - Image (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Ray Romano, the beloved star of "Everybody Loves Raymond," is set to lead in Liz Feldman's upcoming dark comedy series on Netflix, titled "No Good Deed." This announcement marks another significant move for Romano in the world of streaming services and continues his streak of diverse roles in both television and film.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ray Romano stars in Netflix's new series "No Good Deed."
  • The show is a dark comedy created by Liz Feldman.
  • Romano will play Paul, a contractor eager to retire and escape Los Angeles.
  • The series revolves around three families vying for the same house.
  • Netflix ordered the series in May of the previous year.

About the Series

"No Good Deed" is an eight-episode dark comedy that follows the story of three very different families. Each family is competing to buy the same 1920s Spanish-style villa, believing it will solve all their problems. However, as the previous owners discovered, the dream home can turn into a nightmare. The series promises a blend of humor and drama, exploring themes of ambition, family, and the elusive search for happiness.

Romano's Character

In "No Good Deed," Romano will portray Paul, a contractor desperate to retire, pay off his debts, and leave Los Angeles. His character is described as constantly stressed and financially strapped. Paul's plan to solve his monetary issues involves selling his beautiful Los Feliz home. However, his past mistakes continue to haunt him, adding layers of complexity to his character.

Creative Team

Liz Feldman, known for her work on "Dead to Me," serves as the executive producer of "No Good Deed." The show also boasts a strong production team, including Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum of Gloria Sanchez Productions, Christie Smith, and Silver Tree. Tree, who has a notable directing portfolio, will direct the pilot and additional episodes.

Romano's Recent Work

Ray Romano's directorial debut, "Somewhere in Queens," which he wrote, produced, and starred in, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in theaters in April 2023. The film is now available for streaming on Hulu. Romano was also featured in Pete Davidson's Peacock comedy series "Bupkis." He is set to appear in Apple's "Project Artemis," alongside Scarlett Johansson, Woody Harrelson, and Channing Tatum, directed by Greg Berlanti.

Conclusion

"No Good Deed" is a highly anticipated addition to Netflix's comedy lineup, promising a fresh and intriguing take on the dark comedy genre. With Ray Romano at the helm, the series is expected to draw significant attention and potentially become a standout show on the platform. Fans of Romano and dark comedies should keep an eye out for this upcoming series.

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