Hulu will give the British comedy-thriller “The Wrong Mans” its U.S. debut at the New York Television Festival.
The series, co-starring and co-written by “Doctor Who” veteran James Corden and “Gavin & Stacey” vet Mathew Baynton, will premiere its first two episodes on Oct. 26 during closing night of the ninth annual festival. It is directed and produced by Jim Field Smith (“Episodes”).
The Tribeca Cinemas screening will include a Q&A with the stars.
“This project represents the very best of what’s happening in the television landscape and how the art form, as we know it, is evolving,” said NYTVF founder Terence Gray.
The festival kicks off Monday, Oct. 21 and will feature nearly eighty free events, including screenings of pilots competing for prizes and development deals.
The series centers on Sam (Baynton), and Phil (Corden), two office workers who become ensnared in an ugly criminal conspiracy after Sam discovers a ringing phone. They soon realize it’s up to them to save the day.
The series, which premiered on BBC Two last month, will be available on Hulu beginning Nov. 11.