March 25, 2014 12:00pm PT by Philiana Ng
Nick Frost to Star in Fox's 'Sober Companion' Comedy
Nick Frost is heading to Fox.
The Hot Fuzz star has joined the single-camera comedy pilot Sober Companion in one of the lead male roles, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Sober Companion centers on charming but self-destructive lawyer Robert (Frost), who finds his world turned upside down when a court-appointed -- and highly unconventional -- sober companion, Jeremy (Justin Long), takes control of his life.
Frost's character is described as intelligent, driven and addicted. So drunk that he does a face-plant in court, he is assigned a sober companion for the next 90 days and must either stay away from everything he deems to be fun, or lose his job and probably his liberty. The cast also includes Pete Davidson and Ally Maki.
David S. Rosenthal (90210) and Jennie Snyder Urman (Emily Owens M.D.) will pen the script and executive produce the CBS Television Studios drama, which is being produced with an eye toward series production.
Frost, whose credits include Shaun of the Dead, Paul, The World's End and TV's Spaced, is repped by UTA, U.K.'s Hamilton/Hodell, Think Tank Management and Peikoff/Mahan.