According to Variety, Christopher Mintz-Plasse is joining the cast of CBS’s comedy pilot ‘The Great Indoors.’ You can read the full press release below.
Joel McHale has found another millennial co-star in the CBS comedy pilot The Great Indoors with Superbad alum Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Variety has learned.
The Great Indoors revolves around an adventure reporter named Joel, played by McHale, who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine. Mintz-Plasse will play Clark, one of Joels colleagues, a tech/nerd survivalist who knows everything about surviving at sea, in the woods and on Mars, but hasnt left downtown in five years.
The multicam comedy pilot hails from Tosh.0 creator Mike Gibbons who penned the script and will serve as exec producer on the CBS TV Studios project, along with exec producer-supervisor Chris Harris and exec producer-director Andy Ackerman.
Chris Williams, Shaun Brown and Christine Ko are also series regulars in the pilot. Williams will play Eddie, Joels best friend who invites Joel to live in the house he has inherited from his mom; Brown will play Dwayne, Joels new colleague in the magazines digital department; and Ko will play Emma, the magazines millennial social-media expert who views Joel as an out-of-touch relic from another time.
Mintz-Plasse gained prominence with his breakout role in Superbad in 2007. Since then, he has starred in films such as Kick-Ass and its sequel, Role Models, This Is the End and Neighbors. Last pilot season, he landed a starring role in NBCs workplace comedy Sharing from exec producer Jimmy Fallon, though the project was never picked up to series. Should The Great Indoors be ordered, it would mark the actors first series regular role on TV.