This fall, NBC is introducing an adaptation of another successful British comedy series.
The US version of The IT Crowd
will retain the characters from the original series but will mostly be made up of an American cast. Among the writers for the upcoming show are Moses Port, David Guarascio, Joe Port and Joe Wiseman. Graham Linehan, the creator of the original series, and Steve Tao will serve as executive producers. Gail Mancuso, known for her work on Scrubs
and 30 Rock
, will be directing The IT Crowd
The British version is set in the offices of a fictitious company called Reynholm Industries, where three members of an IT-support team spend their days working from the building’s unkempt and dingy basement.
To learn more about the cast of NBC’s The IT Crowd
, read on.
Joel McHale is set to play Roy, a lazy IT engineer. McHale moved to Los Angeles after he graduated from the University of Washington, and it was there that he landed minor roles on such television shows as Oliver Beene
and Will & Grace
The role of Moss will still be played by British actor and stand-up comedian Richard Ayoade. Ayoade, a former law student of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, co-wrote and appeared in the stage show Garth Marenghi’s Fright Night
and its award-winning sequel, Garth Marenghi’s Netherhead
. His other acting credits include Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, AD/ BC: A Rock Opera, Nathan Barley, The Mighty Boosh
Jessica St. Claire will be portraying Jen, the newly appointed office manager who uses her great people skills to make up for her technological ineptness. Among the shows that St. Claire has appeared in are The Colin Quinn Show, Things I Hate About You
and The Smoking Gun TV
Known for his roles on such television series as Roc and Chicago Hope, actor Rocky Carroll has been tasked to play Denholm, the company boss. Aside from his television work, Carroll has appeared in a number of films, which include Born on the Fourth of July, The Ladies Man, Crimson Tide, The Best Laid Plans
and The Chase
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Photo Courtesy of NBC)