A friend of Hugh Laurie’s is looking to cross the pond himself, in search of American TV stardom.
Stephen Fry, a popular British actor/ comedian/ writer, will play the co- lead opposite Rupert Grint in “Super Clyde” for CBS.
“Super Clyde” is written and exec produced by Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”). Mike Fresco (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope,” “Better Off Ted”) will direct.
The pilot features Clyde (played by Grint), a timid, inconspicuous fast food employee who makes the life decision to become a super hero. Fry plays Super Clyde’s sidekick, Randolph the butler (think Batman/ Bruce Wayne’s Alfred).
Tyler Labine (“Animal Practice”) will play Super Clyde’s older brother. Justine Lupe (“Harry’s Law”) will play Faith, and Andy Spencer (“Time and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie”) will be Mr. Phillips.
Garcia recently left “Raising Hope” and was replaced by Mike Mariano as showrunner on the show. Garcia has an overall deal with CBS Television Studios for four years, and also has an untitled project in the works for the network.
Fry also recurred on Fox’s “Bones” in the United States.
Fry is represented by ICM Partners and UK’s Hamilton Hodell.