Vir Das will write, develop and star in an American comedy series called “Country Eastern” in collaboration with Andy Samberg


Vir Das has found immense appreciation and acceptance for its topical and observational comedy in the West. He began his stint in Hollywood comedy as a guest talk show Conan, where he gave a hilarious touch to current affairs and current affairs. As an Indian, it instilled in me a sense of pride to see my compatriot being greeted on American television. After that he did quite a bit of work in the West as well as India including movies, web series, and his comedy specials. Recently he was even nominated for an International Emmy for his Netflix special, Vir Das: For India. There you go, the actor-comedian has added another feather to his cap.

The actor writes a new show for the network FOX in Hollywood titled Eastern country and it will be a single camera comedy series, also starring Vir. The actor co-writes and acts as executive producer of the series with Sam Laybourne, the latter also being the showrunner. Sam was recently an EP on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and wrote for shows like Blackish, Cougar town and Development stopped.

Speaking of Country Eastern, Vir says:

“This is an exciting brand new project that is in the works and I am happy to report that the series is now in development. Writing for the series is currently in progress. I am delighted to collaborate with such immensely talented names, each of whom has envious jobs. It’s a unique comedy and I can’t wait to shoot the series soon.

Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer and Ali bell of Party here, known for projects like Pen15 and Palm springs, will also be executive producing the show with Reg Tigerman, while CBS Studios and Fox Entertainment are the producers. The series is about a wealthy young man from India, who moves to the United States to start his life over with his family. In an attempt to rebuild their life in Memphis, Tennessee, he decides to pursue his passion and become a country music singer. The only problem is, he’s completely bad at it. He’s going to have to gain some experience of life in the United States if he’s going to have anything real to sing about, and that is the heart of the show.

Vir has raised the Indian flag high in the west with his tremendous job there and this is just another accomplishment in that impressive list. The actor has a Hollywood project titled The bubble, directed by Judd Apatow in the pipeline as well, and it’s great to see Indian talent recognized and pushed forward in the West at a time when the boundaries between languages ​​and regions are blurring when it comes to media. I’ve always been an ardent admirer of the work Vir does, be it his quirky comedy or his intellectual side, and seeing him rise through the ranks of success in the West fills me with immense pride.


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