David Schwimmer to Appear in New Sky One Comedy

The Friends alum has landed his next TV gig.

David Schwimmer has been cast in a new upcoming Sky One Comedy. His latest TV credit post Friends (1994-2004) was American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson, in which he starred as lawyer Robert Kardashian.

Sky One has greenlit a new six-part workplace comedy titled Intelligence. Schwimmer is set to star opposite British comedian Nick Mohammed. Mohammed, whose writing credits include The Martian and Christopher Robin, will also pen the script. The two will also serve as executive producers.

According to Deadline, the comedy is set at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham. Schwimmer will star as a power-hungry NSA agent who joins an inept and tactless computer analyst (Mohammed) and a newly-formed team tackling cyber-crime.

“Even though the stakes are really high for the team, fighting cyber-crime, our six-part comedy series reveals the reality is not dissimilar to any other office environment, from temperamental photocopiers to meeting rooms being double booked,” said Nerys Evans, Expectation’s Creative Director, Comedy. “David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed have a fantastic ‘odd couple’ chemistry and the scripts are brilliantly funny, we can’t wait to see the world of Intelligence come to life.”

While Mohammed said that working with Schwimmer is “an absolute dream come true,” Schwimmer simply said, “I have no idea what this show is about but if it’s called Intelligence, naturally I’m going to be part of it.”

Jon Mountague, Head of Comedy, Sky Entertainment, added: “Nick Mohammed has written a brilliantly funny comedy series in Intelligence. David & Nick are hilarious together and so perfectly represent the special relationship between our two great nations. I can’t wait.”