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Russell Peters is The Indian Detective in first trailer for new Netflix series

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SOMEBODY GONNA GET A HURT REAL BAD… and unfortunately, it looks like it’s going to be us. The source of this hurting is The Indian Detective, a new upcoming Netflix comedy mini-series which unfortunately looks painfully unfunny and just all around terrible. This may come as a surprise to some folks as the star of this show is none other than Russell Peters. The Canadian-born funnyman of Indian descent is a beloved standup comedian who has sold out shows and broke records all around the world, including down here in South Africa. He was even recently named by Rolling Stones as one of the 50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time.

When he first broke on the scene several years ago, with his hilarious anecdotes about growing up in a strict traditional Indian household in a progressive North American country, I was a big fan. However, I’ve lost touch with his material since then. Based on the first trailer for The Indian Detective though, it might be better for me to just revisit those original shows again instead.

The show will see Peter as disgraced Toronto police officer Doug D’Mello, who unexpectedly finds him embroiled in a murder investigation while visiting his father in Mumbai, India. The investigation leads Doug “to uncover a dangerous conspiracy involving David Marlowe (William Shatner), a billionaire property developer, while dealing with his own ambivalence toward a country where, despite his heritage, he is an outsider.” Yes, William Shatner. Check it out for yourself below.

Oof. I think Netflix would be better served to… take it and go…. dump this series out back.

The Indian Detective’s cast also includes a selection of well-known Bollywood stars like legend Anapum Kher and Keeping Up With the Kandasamy’s Mishqah Parthiephal, as well as Suits actress Christina Cole. The four-part mini-series, which was actually partially filmed in South Africa along with Canada and India, is set to premiere on Netflix on December 19.

Last Updated: November 21, 2017


  1. RinceThis

    November 21, 2017 at 09:43

    Oh. My. God. It’s like they made an Orville Bollywood show!


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 21, 2017 at 10:03

      Bwhahahaha. I was literally just thinking, “it’s like it’s not sure if it wants to be a drama or a comedy, like The Orville.” On the plus side, all those detective references and not a single dick joke!


  2. Admiral Chief

    November 21, 2017 at 09:44

    Somebody. Gonna. Get a hurt. Real bad


  3. PoisonedBelial

    November 21, 2017 at 09:44

    Thank you.
    Don’t come again.


  4. Original Heretic

    November 21, 2017 at 09:47

    Not at all surprised that this looks terrible. Whenever a great comedian tries to do a series, this is what happens.


    • Ottokie

      November 21, 2017 at 09:59

      Except Brooklyn 99 xD


      • Original Heretic

        November 21, 2017 at 10:01

        Does Andy Samberg do stand up? If so, never seen it.
        Far as I know, he was always an SNL guy. And that’s a perfect place to get into doing a series. You’re constantly doing set pieces and skits.
        It’s a big jump from being in front of a live audience, to suddenly being in front of the camera.

        I’ve actually just started watching it, btw. FUCKING LOVING IT!! Terry Crews cracks me up, every bloody time.


        • Kervyn Cloete

          November 21, 2017 at 10:27

          Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the best!


          • Craig Lotter

            November 21, 2017 at 11:21

            Loved it. Managed to consistently draw a chuckle or two from me with pretty much every episode 🙂

          • Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

            November 21, 2017 at 12:50

            9 9 !!

        • Kapitan Balalaika

          November 21, 2017 at 11:40

          Terry Crews is the one guy I find unfunny in that series but I’ve enjoyed his work on movies and Everybody Hates Chris. I feel he doesn’t fit his character on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.


      • Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

        November 21, 2017 at 12:50

        9 9 !!!


  5. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    November 21, 2017 at 12:49

    Watch … he probably wont admit that “he stole” this bad idea …


  6. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    November 21, 2017 at 14:28

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