David Schwimmer (Friends) has been cast in new Sky work-place comedy Intelligence, written by Nick Mohammed (Sally4Ever).
Set in the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, David Schwimmer will play a power-hungry NSA agent who teams up with an incompetent computer analyst (Nick Mohammed).
The pair, along with a newly formed team, will deal with the daily hassles of working in an office, handling bothersome colleagues and trying to tackle cybercrime.
The six-part series is based in Cheltenham and is co-produced by Expectation and Dark Harbor Stories.
“Getting to work with David has been an absolute dream come true, said Mohammed of working with Schwimmer. “He’s collaborative, honest and exquisitely funny and I couldn’t be more delighted and flattered by his involvement.”
He added: “On saying that, we did initially offer the part to the local shoplifter from Blackpool, but he wasn’t available sadly. Either way, we hope that everyone at GCHQ is as excited about this series as we are. I presume they were aware of this series being green-lit way before we ever were.”
Jon Mountague, Head of Comedy for Sky commented: “Nick Mohammed has written a brilliant funny comedy series in Intelligence. David and Nick are hilarious together and so perfectly represent the special relationship between our two great nations. I can’t wait.”
Intelligence will air on Sky One in 2019.