Arli$$ Comes to Streaming
Starting September 14, all seven seasons of Arli$$ will be available to stream on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.
The 1996 comedy series is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of professional sports. Starring, written by and executive produced by actor and comedian Robert Wuhl, the show blurs the line between fact and fiction, combining narrative storylines with true events and guest appearances by celebrities.
In addition to Wuhl, Arli$$ features Sandra Oh (Killing Eve, Grey’s Anatomy) as Rita Wu, Jim Turner (Bewitched) as Kirby Carlisle and Michael Boatman (Spin City) as Stanley Babson.
Arli$$, which ran on HBO from 1996 to 2002, follows the whirling-dervish life of a superagent who flirts with disaster as he seeks to squeeze maximum profit from the glory of sports. Eternally optimistic and endlessly resourceful, Arliss Michaels is a high-powered Los Angeles sports agent whose Achilles’ heel is his inability to say “no” to clients and employees. Beset by demanding corporate sponsors, unsentimental team owners and media sharks, this wheeler-dealer has a knack for finding solutions to seemingly hopeless problems — however unscrupulous the means.
Arli$$ is executive produced by Robert Wuhl and Michael Tollin with Brian Robbins as co-executive producer.
The adaptation of Matt Ruff’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired novel has its director for the first episode.