‘The Mindy Project’s Tommy Dewey has landed a macho role in NBC’s pilot ‘Mission Control.’
In the comedy produced by funnyman Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Dewey will play rookie astronaut, Tom, who’s cocky and in the race to land on the moon. A former test pilot, Tom immediately bonds with the male crew, but the opposite can be said for his relationship with Mary, played by Krysten Ritter, who’s known for her role in ABC’s ‘Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.’
Set in the 1960s, ‘Mission Control’ showcases Ritter’s Mary as an intelligent woman, the head engineer leading the Apollo team at Mission Control in the NASA Manned Space Center to be exact, who is constantly up against Tom and making her way in a testosterone-filled workplace.
While the series will revolve around Tom and Mary, ‘Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum also joins the project as the “handsome, jockish, stubborn and loudly likeable” NASA astronaut Bus.
As ‘Mindy’ fans know, Dewey has experience playing the good-looking jerk. In the FOX comedy, starring Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina, among several other comedic talents, Dewey played Mindy’s ex-flame Josh. Not only did sports attorney Josh cheat on Mindy, but he was also a recovering drug addict who married a sex addict. Playing a macho astronaut shouldn’t be too tough for Dewey.
Dewey’s other TV credits include ‘Roommates,’ ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ and ‘Intelligence.’