The Kominsky Method

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The Kominsky Method
Genre Comedy
Created by Chuck Lorre
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s)
  • Chuck Lorre
  • Michael Douglas
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network Netflix
Original release November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)

The Kominsky Method is an upcoming American comedy web television series created by Chuck Lorre that is set to premiere on November 16, 2018 on Netflix.


The Kominsky Method follows "Sandy Kominsky, an actor who years ago had a brief fling with success and is now a revered Hollywood acting coach."[1]

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Michael Douglas as Sandy Kominsky, a formerly-successful actor who is now a revered Hollywood acting coach
  • Alan Arkin as Norman, Sandy's long-suffering agent and friend
  • Nancy Travis as Lisa, after her recent divorce, she decides to do something for herself and take acting lessons from Sandy.
  • Sarah Baker as Mindy, the caring, hard-working, straight-shooting daughter of Sandy Kominsky


  • Lisa Edelstein as Phoebe, Norman’s troubled, pill-popping estranged daughter.
  • Susan Sullivan as Eileen, who’s been married to Norman for 42 years and is unquestionably his better half.
  • Emily Osment as Theresa, a student in Kominsky’s acting class.
  • Graham Rogers as Jude, a student in Kominsky’s acting class.
  • Ashleigh LaThrop as Breana, a student in Kominsky’s acting class.
  • Jenna Lyng Adams as Darshani, a student in Kominsky’s acting class.
  • Melissa Tang as Margaret, a student in Kominsky’s acting class.
  • Casey Brown as Lane, a student in Kominsky’s acting class.



On August 14, 2017, Netflix announced that they were finalizing a deal for a 10-episode first season series order for The Kominsky Method. The show is a single-camera comedy written by Chuck Lorre. Warner Brothers Television is producing with studio-based Chuck Lorre Productions. Lorre is executive producing the series with Douglas, who boarded the project in spring 2017 while it was still in development.[2] On July 29, 2018, it was announced during the Television Critics Association's annual summer press tour that the series was to premiere on November 16, 2018.[3]


Simultaneously with the series announcement, it was reported that Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin had been cast in the series lead roles as Sandy Kominsky and Norman, respectively.[2] On January 11, 2018, it was announced that Nancy Travis had joined the main cast in the role of Lisa.[4] A week later, Netflix announced the final castings for the series. Sarah Baker is rounding out the main cast in the role of Mindy. In addition, Susan Sullivan, Emily Osment, Graham Rogers, Ashleigh LaThrop, Jenna Lyng Adams, Melissa Tang, Casey Brown, and Lisa Edelstein have been set for recurring roles.[5][6]


  1. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 14, 2017). "Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin to Star in Chuck Lorre Comedy Series for Netflix". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 14, 2017). "Chuck Lorre Hollywood Comedy Starring Michael Douglas & Alan Arkin Nears Netflix Series Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (July 29, 2018). "Chuck Lorre Comedy 'The Kominsky Method' Starring Michael Douglas Gets Premiere Date On Netflix – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 2, 2018. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 11, 2018). "'The Kominsky Method': Nancy Travis To Co-Star In Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 11, 2018. 
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (January 19, 2018). "'The Kominsky Method': Sarah Baker Joins Netflix Comedy As Series Regular, Seven More Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 19, 2018). "Lisa Edelstein To Topline 'Confessions of a Sociopath' Dramedy In Works At UCP, Recur On Netflix's 'The Kominsky Method'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 

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