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Ayoade to star in IT Crowd USA

Richard Ayoade could be on the verge of American stardom after landing a part in the remake of The IT Crowd.

He is the only cast member of the Channel 4 series to be reprising his role for the NBC version.

However creator Graham Linehan – the co-writer of Father Ted – will act as a consultant.

The US broadcaster last week confirmed that a pilot episode would be made with FremantleMedia – but the Hollywood Reporter today revealed the full cast.

Ayoade will again play Moss, his colleague Roy will be played by Joel McHale, and their technophobe boss Jen will be played by Jessica St. Clair, McHale and St Clair have had minor roles in a number of shows but, like Ayoade, will not be especially known to American audiences.

Ayoade was briefly a stand-up on the London circuit before attracting attention in the Perrier-winning Garth Marenghi shows as Dean Learner. After the spoof horror show became a cult Channel 4 hit, the character landed his own six-part chat show – Man To Man With Dean Learner – supposedly set in his glamorous bachelor pad

Published: 17 Jan 2007

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