Andy Samberg as the lead in a detective series? Don’t worry, it’s a comedy.
The “Saturday Night Live” alumnus has signed on for the lead role in a new FOX pilot from “Parks and Recreation” creator Michael Schur and Dan Goor, who serves as a writer/executive-producer on the Amy Poehler-led NBC laffer. The series will center on a group of detectives who work at a precinct located right at the border of New York City.
Samberg, whom Schur and Goor designed the part for, will play the group’s lead investigator and serve as a producer on the show.
The news was broken by Deadline.
Samberg departed “SNL” back in June following a seven-season run on the late-night sketch series. He currently stars in the BBC Three sitcom “Cuckoo,” with his last big-screen effort being the indie rom-com “Celeste & Jesse Forever” opposite Rashida Jones. He’ll next be seen starring alongside Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rachel Bilson, Clark Gregg, Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Connie Britton, Bill Hader and Donald Glover in “The To Do List,” which is slated for release on Valentine’s Day.
Are you a fan of Samberg? Do you think he’ll be a good fit for Schur and Goor’s comedy style?