Seann William Scott has been tapped to star in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot This Country.
The half-hour mockumentary based on the British comedy series of the same name hails from Jenny Bicks.
According to Deadline, the American version of This Country will follow the daily lives of cousins Kelly and Shrub Mallet and their current concerns in an idiosyncratic surrounding. The show follows the pair as they pursue their dreams, confront challenges and fight each other for frozen pizza.
Scott plays Father Joe, a recent transplant from Minneapolis who is doing the best he can with what he’s got. Father Joe is a community leader in the Ohio town of Flatch and a father figure to Shrub and Kelly. He tries really hard to remain calm, and although these two often test his patience, he is resolved to stay an optimist and a role model.
Scott is best known for his lead role in the American Pie movie franchise. His other credits include Role Models, Super Troopers 2, The Dukes of Hazzard, and Bloodline. He currently stars on the third season of Fox’s Lethal Weapon.