Some days, life doesn’t seem so bad. Today is one of those days, because Stephen Fry has officially been cast in an upcoming sitcom pilot alongside Joel McHale. We repeat: the Stephen Fry will be gracing our screens once more, playing off Joel bloody McHale.
The beloved thespian, model Briton and notable ex-Twitter user will co-star in The Great Indoors, where he’ll take up the role of a wanderlusted travel magazine founder; under his charge will be McHale, the seasoned reporter sidelined to the publication’s digital department, where he’ll be swarmed by us filthy Millennials.
If that concept isn’t enough to activate your froth glands, Deadline reports the show will heavily riff on the already-legendary 30 Rock Liz Lemon & Jack Donaghy dynamic. Like we said, life isn’t too bad, hey?
CBS is backing the pilot, which will also feature Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Shaun Brown and Christine Ko. Behind the scenes of the madness are writer Mike Gibbons and director Andy Ackerman, who have worked extensively on The Late, Late Show and Seinfeld, respectively.
We already know McHale is pretty adept at bouncing off other loveable British goofballs – looking at you, John Oliver – so this development is just indescribably perfect.
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