The NBC network has put a series based on last year’s film into production, with Djalili attached to reprise his role as a flawed Muslim family man who discovers he was adopted, and is ethnically Jewish.
Djalili has had a holding deal with the network since his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show of 2002, according to Hollywood industry website Deadline. Plans for a starring vehicle were put on hold when American invaded Iraq, although he has supporting roles in two sitcoms: Whoopi Goldberg’s Whoopi and The Paul Reiser Show – both of which were short -lived.
Bruce Almighty writer Mark O’Keefe is working on The Infidel adaptation, which is being produced by Avalon Television and the company behind the film, Slingshot Productions. Baddiel, who wrote the original movie, will be among the executive producers.
Here is the trailer for the film:
the infidel trailer