Sky One Orders Comedy Series Starring David Schwimmer


Expectation has secured an order for Intelligence, a comedy series starring David Schwimmer (Friends, American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson) and Nick Mohammed (The Martian, Christopher Robin), for Sky One.

In addition to starring in the six-part series, Schwimmer will serve as an executive producer. His co-star, Mohammed, will executive produce as well, in addition to writing for the show. Intelligence is a co-production between Expectation and Dark Harbor Stories. It will be internationally distributed by Sky Vision.

Set in the U.K.’s government headquarters in Cheltenham, Intelligence is a workplace comedy series. Schwimmer’s character in the show is a national security agent maverick, who teams up with Mohammed’s inept and tactless computer analyst to tackle cybercrime.

Nerys Evans, Expectation’s creative director for comedy, said: “Even though the stakes are really high for the team fighting cyber-crime, our six-part comedy series reveals the reality is not dissimilar to any other office environment, from temperamental photocopiers to meeting rooms being double booked. David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed have a fantastic ‘odd couple’ chemistry and the scripts are brilliantly funny. We can’t wait to see the world of Intelligence come to life.”

Schwimmer commented: “I have no idea what this show is about, but if it’s called Intelligence, naturally I’m going to be part of it.”

Mohammed added: “Getting to work with David has been an absolute dream come true. He’s collaborative, honest and exquisitely funny, and I couldn’t be more delighted and flattered by his involvement. On saying that, we did initially offer the part to the local shoplifter from Blackpool, but he wasn’t available, sadly. Either way, we hope that everyone at GCHQ is as excited about this series as we are. I presume they were aware of this series being green-lit way before we ever were…”

Jon Mountague, the head of comedy for Sky Entertainment, said: “Nick Mohammed has written a brilliantly funny comedy series in Intelligence. David and Nick are hilarious together and so perfectly represent the special relationship between our two great nations. I can’t wait.”