First look at Nick Mohammed’s new comedy series Intelligence starring David Schwimmer
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Created and written by Nick Mohammed, Intelligence is a workplace comedy set in the UK’s GCHQ — a kind of weedier, geekier version of MI5, where they tackle international and domestic Cyber Crime from a desktop.
When an arrogant, maverick NSA agent Jerry (David Schwimmer) comes over from the U.S. to join the team, he enlists an inept and tactless computer analyst Joseph (Nick Mohammed) in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team’s ability to combat cyber terrorism.
The 6x30 Sky original series also stars Sylvestra Le Touzel, Jane Stanness, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Oliver Birch, Eliot Salt and Colin Salmon.
Jon Mountague, Sky’s Director of Comedy, said: “Intelligence is an absolute peach of a show; genuinely juicy, truly funny and shot through with a chemistry that won’t be top secret for long. Forget Harry and Meghan, David and Nick’s is an Anglo-American relationship for our times. 2020 is going to be an even bigger year for Sky original comedies on Sky One - and they don’t come much more special than this.”
David Schwimmer said: "I think you'll find this is the best TV comedy made in the last two hundred years. You can't see my face, but I'm super serious."
Nick Mohammed said: “Given that David is most well-known for his dramatic roles, it’s nice to see him finally have a go at comedy. Hopefully it’ll lead to more work of this quality”
Nerys Evans, Expectation’s Creative Director, Comedy, said: “It's been such a privilege to watch David and Nick, along the rest of the cast, bring these brilliant scripts to life. Nick has written such a funny ensemble of characters and brilliant story lines. I can't wait for everyone to see the wonderful world of 'Intelligence'”
Mohammed (The Martian and Christopher Robin) writes, stars and executive produces Intelligence. Schwimmer (Friends and American Crime Story: The People v. OJ Simpson) also stars and executive produces.
Intelligence is a co-production with Expectation and Dark Harbor Stories. Executive producer is Nerys Evans for Expectation. Commissioned by Jon Mountague, Sky’s Director of Comedy and Zai Bennett, Director of Programming for Sky Entertainment UK & Ireland. The commissioning editor is Morwenna Gordon for Sky. Sales for Intelligence will be handled by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.
November 15, 2019 1:10pm ET by SKY