Omid Djalili has landed a key role in a US sitcom.
The Anglo-Iranian stand-up is to star alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the as-yet untitled comedy.
Its premise is that Goldberg is a former showbiz diva reduced to running a small family hotel.
Djalili, whose screen roles include appearances in The Mummy and Gladiator, will play the hotel's handyman.
NBC has agreed to a pilot edition, which will also star actor Dondre T. Whitfield, according to showbiz trade journal The Hollywood Reporter.