New "SNL" alum Andy Samberg will play "a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas"
Andy Samberg is going a little "Cuckoo" with the free time on his hands in his post-"Saturday Night Live" era.
Samberg, who announced earlier this month that he won't be returning to the long-running late-night comedy show when it returns next season, will star in the upcoming BBC Three comedy series "Cuckoo," the network said Tuesday.
In the six-part series, Samberg will play the title character, who marries a British woman, much to her family's dismay.
Described as "every parent's worst nightmare — a slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas" and a "squared-jawed, self-appointed spiritual ninja."
Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale and Tamla Kari will also star in the series, which begins filming this summer and will air later this year.
The project, which comes from Roughcut Television, will be executive-produced by by Ash Atalla ("The Office," "The IT Crowd"), Chris Sussman, and Dan Hine. Ben Taylor ("Spy") will direct. Robin French and Kieron Quirke created and wrote "Cuckoo."
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