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BBC Three Unveils Andy Samberg TV Series

Andy Samberg
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The British TV network says the comedian's first TV project after his departure from "Saturday Night Live" will be six-part comedy show "Cuckoo."

LONDON -- BBC Three on Tuesday announced Andy Samberg's first post-Saturday Night Live TV project, unveiling Cuckoo, a six-part comedy series that will see him star opposite Welsh comedian Greg Davies (The Inbetweeners).

Samberg will play a "slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas," the network said.

"The best of British meets the toast of Hollywood," said executive producer Ash Atalla (The Office, The IT Crowd). "We hope Cuckoo cements the special relationship between our two great countries. I imagine [Barack] Obama and [British Prime Minister David] Cameron will be watching closely."

The show from Roughcut Television will film during the summer and air later year. It was created and written by Robin French and Kieron Quirke.

According to BBC Three's detailed show description, when Ken (Davies) and Lorna (Helen Baxendale) collect their daughter (Tamla Kari) from the airport, they are horrified when she promptly introduces them to Cuckoo (Samberg), her new husband they did not know about. He's described as "the squared-jawed, self-appointed spiritual ninja who is now their son-in-law."

BBC Three is U.K. public broadcaster BBC's network that targets the 16- to 34-year-old demographic.

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