Sounds about right. Chelsea Handler is finally speaking up about what we can expect in her upcoming Netflix docuseries, and what she’s revealed is both shocking and, well, not at all shocking.
When Chelsea Handler‘s E! talk show wrapped in 2014, the announcement was made that she would be taking her talents to Netflix, though it wasn’t made clear in what capacity. Finally, at the Forbes Women’s Summit on June 10, the funny lady spilled on some of the new show’s deets. Premiering at an unspecified date in 2016, the series will consist of four standalone specials, each of which will explore different subjects. And yes, one of them is psychoactive drugs!
Speaking about her decision to leave E! (more specifically, her talk show Chelsea Lately, which ran for seven years), Chelsea did not have the kindest words. “I could have gotten paid $10 million a year for the next five years,” she said.
“I thought, ‘This show isn’t as smart as me. I want to do a show that’s smarter than me,'” she added. Cut to 2016, when Chelsea’ four-part docuseries will hit the web.
The four different installments will each delve into different topics: “Chelsea Does Racism,” “Chelsea Does Marriage,” “Chelsea Does Silicon Valley,” and “Chelsea Does Ayahuasca.” Ayahuasca, for the record, is a hallucinogenic drink that comes from a vine in South America.
At the time of the summit, Chelsea hadn’t shot the Ayahuasca episode yet, but explained that she planned to travel to Peru to do so, where she will take the drug with a spiritual shaman while also receiving medical supervision. She also said that she will experiment with a few other drugs on camera in order to “show what happens in your brain when you’re doing these things and how irresponsible some are, and how some are just, you know, real fun.”
What do you think of Chelsea’s Netflix preview? Will you watch her new show?
— Casey Mink