Terry Crews is set to co-star opposite Andy Samberg in Fox’s untitled Mike Schur/Dan Goor comedy pilot. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) have come on board to direct the single-camera project, which revolves around a diverse group of detectives in a precinct at the very edge of New York City. Crews, repped by WME and 3 Arts, will play Terry Jeffords, the Sergeant who runs the detective squad. Samberg plays the lead detective. Universal TV produces. Lord and Miller are with UTA.
Crews, who starred on the TBS series Are We There Yet, has been sought after this pilot season, getting three offers before settling on the Schur/Goor project. He recurs on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama The Newsroom and will appear in the upcoming Netflix reboot of Arrested Development. On the feature side, the Expendables co-star recently wrapped Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club.
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