Comedian Vir Das is working on a new show for Fox.
The show in question, Country Eastern, is a country music comedy that has a commitment over at Fox with a penalty attached. The series is about “a young wealthy man from India who restarts his life in America with his family. While attempting to rebuild their lives in Memphis, Tennessee, he decides to pursue his passion and become a country music singer. Only problem: he’s shit. Total shit. He’s going to have to gain some life experience in the States if he wants to have something real to sing about.”
Das has co-written the script with Sam Laybourne. Ultimately, the plan is currently to have Das also star in the series. Andy Samberg, Akita Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone are executive producing the show alongside Das and Laybourne.