David Schwimmer is going from playing a Kardashian in L.A. to a restaurateur in New York.
The Friends vet—who next appears as Robert Kardashian in FX’s upcoming American Crime Story—will star with Across the Universe’s Jim Sturgess in AMC drama Feed the Beast, the network announced on Friday.
An adaptation of a Danish series, the series will be overlorded by former Dexter executive producer Clyde Phillips, who will serve as showrunner and executive producer. Feed the Beast revolves around two best buds/borderline brothers, Tommy (Schwimmer) and Dion Patras (Sturgess) who are on the verge of losing everything and attempt to fulfill their dream of opening a haute Greek restaurant in the Bronx. Tommy hopes this operation will provide for his son, while Dion is in the hole financially with the mafia. “Together, they take on the insanity of the New York restaurant world, and navigate its underbelly of petty criminals, corrupt officials and violent mobsters,” according to a show description from the network. “With the vig running, there’s more than food, wine and fresh starts on the line. One wrong move and people get chopped.”
The show also features Michael Gladis (Mad Men) as a chilling mobster, Christine Adams (Batman Begins) as Tommy’s late wife, Lorenza Izzo (The Green Inferno) as a woman that Tommy encounters in a grief group, John Doman (The Affair) as Tommy’s racist father, and Elijah Jacob (Spot On) as Tommy’s 10-year-old son.
The 10-episode first season of Feed the Beast, which begins production in New York City next month, will debut in May.