Popular British actor/comedian/writer/game show host Stephen Fry is set to co-star opposite Joel McHale in The Great Indoors, CBS‘ multi-camera pilot written by Mike Gibbons and directed by Andy Ackerman. The comedy, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Joel (McHale), an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of their magazine.
Fry will play Antonio, the charismatic founder of “The Great Outdoors” magazine, and a world traveler, explorer and adventurer. The employee-boss dynamic between Joel and Antonio is compared to that between Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon and Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy on NBC’s 30 Rock.
The cast also includesChristopher Mintz-PlasseShaun Brown and Christine Ko. Gibbons and Ackerman executive produce with Chris Harris, who serves as showrunner.
This marks Fry’s second US pilot. The first also was with CBS and CBS TV — the 2013 Greg Garcia comedy Super Clyde. Fry’s US series credits include arcs on Fox’s Bones and 24: Live Another Day. He is repped by ICM Partners and Hamilton Hodell in the UK.