Michael Chiklis is set to star and Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory) will co-star opposite Flula Borg in NBC’s comedy pilot Cuckoo, an adaptation of the breakout BBC Three comedy series that starred Andy Samberg. NBC’s Cuckoo is the story of a middle-class family whose daughter comes back from a summer abroad married to a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo (Borg), much to her father Ken’s (Chiklis) annoyance. Hines will play the mom, Lori. Lionsgate TV is the studio.
UK writers Robin French and Kieron Quirke, who created the BBC series, wrote the adaptation with The Simpsons veteran Tim Long, who serves as showrunner. French, Quirke and Long executive produce with the original series’ exec producers Ash Atalla.
For Chiklis, this marks a return to his comedy roots after a string of drama series stints, most recently on FX’s American Horror Story. He is repped by WME, Management 360 and Neil Meyer. Curb Your Enthusiasm alumna Hines is with WME, Principal Entertainment and Rick Genow.