In their first foray into American television, prolific British comedy writer-creators the Dawson Bros have teamed with Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s Le Train Train for The Spencer Tapes, a single-camera comedy project which has sold to NBC. It hails from Warner Bros TV where Le Train Train is based.
The Dawson Bros. — a moniker used by brothers Steve Dawson, Andrew Dawson and their childhood friends Tim Inman — will write The Spencer Tapes, which centers on a 30-year-old college professor who rediscovers his old camcorder tapes and realizes that life hasn’t turned out the way he’d hoped. Steve Dawson, Andrew Dawson and Inman executive produce with Jones and McCormack, while Le Train Train’s Jeff Grosvenor co-exec produces.
The Dawson Bros., repped by UTA and Curtis Brown in the UK, are currently running their latest comedy series, BBC1’s Big School. They also created BBC Three’s sketch comedy series Funtime. Le Train Train, which produces NBC’s comedy series From A to Z, also recently sold dramedy Mix to ABC and Peter Pan-themed comedy Wendy and Peter to NBC. Jones is with UTA and attorney James Adams; McCormack is repped by UTA andattorney Erik Hyman.