Don't call him expendable.
One of the most sought-after actors this pilot season, Terry Crews has agreed to star alongside Andy Samberg in FOX's untitled cop comedy from Parks and Recreation creators Mike Schur and Dan Goor.
After fielding three offers to star in different projects, Crews settled on the role of Sgt. Terry Jeffords in the single-camera comedy about a diverse group of detectives at a New York police precinct. With a physique like an NFL linebacker and the strength to match, Sgt. Jeffords is the no-nonsense captain of the squad who used to be a standout cop, but has lost his edge since becoming a father.
Best known for his roles in films such as The Expendables and Friday After Next, Crews will continue to play the bodyguard/life coach of Jeff Daniels' character on HBO's The Newsroom in addition to his new gig. He will also guest star in the upcoming fourth season of Arrested Development, set to premiere on Netflix in May.
Also on board are Phil Lord and Chris Miller, directors of 2012's feature film version of 21 Jump Street. They will helm the pilot for the untitled cop comedy.
21 Jump Street was funnier than expected and Crews has proven himself to be a capable comedic actor, so these developments give me faith in this project. How about you?