Ed Weeks sells his Bastards | America's Fox network orders comedy pilot

Ed Weeks sells his Bastards

America's Fox network orders comedy pilot

British comic Ed Weeks has sold a comedy called Bastards to America’s Fox network.

Hollywood website  Deadline reports that the show is about a philandering game show host who dies, leaving his mansion to his three children, none of whom knew about the existence of the others. But they decide to live together and form a new unconventional family.

Weeks, who is known to US audience for playing  Jeremy Reed on The Mindy Project, co-wrote the show with Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods,  who penned Independence Day: Resurgence.

Fox has made a ‘put pilot’ commitment to the show, which means it has to pay a hefty price if the episode isn’t made.

Weeks also stars in the upcoming Fox/20th TV comedy series LA>Vegas, about regulars on a commuter flight, and previously appeared in HBO's Project Greenlight, a documentary series about first-time filmmakers being given the chance to direct a feature film.

He previously sold a script to America's ABC network – Wing Person, a half-hour comedy about a lesbian lothario and her more cautious straight male best friend.

Weeks started in comedy at Cambridge University, becoming president of the Footlights and later forming a double-act with Tom Bell.

Andrew Reich, who previously worked on Friends, will be supervising Bastards.

Published: 11 Oct 2017

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