Christopher Mintz-Plasse's New Netflix Series Proves That He’s Come Far Since His McLovin' Days

Can you believe it’s been eight years since Superbad was released and everyone's collective high school experience was spilled onto the big screen? Eight years since we saw Seth, Evan, and McLovin try to make it big at their high school graduation party?! Me either. It's no secret that, since then, the stars of that film have gone on to be huge stars: Jonah Hill and Michael Cera have starred in a number of projects that have catapulted them into international stardom, and McLovin' himself, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (who was, without a doubt, the real star of that film), has gone on to star in a number of feature films both live-action and animated. (You may not have known it, but he was Fishlegs in the How to Train Your Dragon movies and series!) And, these days, McLovin is getting some serious lovin’ from Hollywood: The Mintz-Plasse is joining the cast of Will Arnett’s new Netflix series, Flaked.

As if starring in a Netflix series with Arnett wasn’t exciting enough, the show is slated to have regular appearances by Heather Graham and Kirstie Alley. According to Deadline, the story revolves around Arnett’s character, a long-time resident of Venice, CA, who falls in love with the girl his best friend is obsessed with. Mintz-Plasse is set to play a whiz kid named Topher who is new to the area, and struggling to make friends. The show marks the star’s first ever live-action television series.

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Flaked is the most recent project in a long line of creative work for Mintz-Plasse. In addition to his role opposite Will Arnett, Mintz-Plasse is also currently working on Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Trolls, an animated feature film also starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake.

See what I mean? This guy has been up to a lot since his McLovin' days. I’m just thankful that he’s coming back to live-action work for the time being: There’s no other face that I’d love to see grace my television screen for a three-day bingefest. Plus, he plays the lonely sweet guy better than anyone I know — so, the fact that he’s playing a man trying to fit in to a new community means he’s going to be right in his sweet spot, and I’m going to love every minute of it.