Vir Das works to develop and star in the American comedy series “Country Eastern”


MUMBAI: Actor and comedian Vir Das is set to write and star in a new program for Fox called “Country Eastern.” The comedy series is about a wealthy young man from India who moves to America to start his life over with his family, according to a press release from the creators.

“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 that he’s completely crazy.

“He’s going to have to get some experience of life in the United States if he’s going to have anything real to sing about,” the official login line read.

Das will co-write and produce the show with Sam Laybourne, who will also be the showrunner.

Laybourne has previously written for shows like “Black-ish”, “Cougar Town” and “Arrested Development”.

Das said he was delighted that the project is currently under development.

“Writing for the series is currently underway. I am delighted to collaborate with such immensely talented names, each of whom have envious jobs. It is a unique comedy and I look forward to filming the series soon,” said The 42-year-old Mumbai-based comedian said in a statement.

Brooklyn Nine Nine star Andy Samberg will also be producing the series alongside Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer, Reg Tigerman and Ali Bell of Party Over Here.

CBS Studios and Fox Entertainment will produce the series.

Das is no stranger to American television having appeared on shows such as “Whiskey Cavalier” and “Fresh Off the Boat”.

We will see him next in the Hollywood film “The Bubble”, directed by Judd Apatow.


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