Showtime has given a pilot production commitment to The Wrong Mans, a half-hour single-camera action comedy based on the 2013 British series created by and starring James Corden & Matthew Baynton. The U.S. version, from The Late Late Show host Corden, Baynton, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods., Warner Bros. TV and BBC Studios, will star Ben Schwartz in his return to Showtime where he co-starred on House of Lies.
Source and more: Deadline
The new Showtime adaptation will enlist both The Late Late Show host and Baynton as writers, in addition to Ian Maxtone-Graham, former Simpsons writer and executive producer. The three will co-produce the pilot alongside Warner Bros, JJ Abrams production company Bad Robot and Fulwell 73, the same production company that Corden works with on The Late Late Show.
Source and more: RadioTimes
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