US sitcom for Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry to star opposite Joel McHale in a multicam sitcom pilot for CBS.


Stephen Fry has himself a new US comedy pilot, set to co-star opposite Joel McHale in The Great Indoors for CBS.

The multi-camera pilot centres on Joel (McHale), an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of their magazine.

Fry will play Antonio, the charismatic founder of The Great Outdoors magazine, who is a world traveller, explorer and adventurer. Deadline compares the dynamic between Joel and Antonio to that of Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock.

The cast also includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Shaun Brown and Christine Ko.

Written by Mike Gibbons (Tosh.0, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Lopez Tonight) and directed by Andy Ackerman, this marks the second US pilot for Fry, who recently relocated to the US.

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