Joel McHale, Richard Ayoade and Jessica St. Clair have been tapped as the three leads of NBC’s comedy pilot “The IT Crowd,” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, Riley Smith has joined the cast of Fox’s drama pilot “Drive” as a regular.
“IT Crowd,” from NBC Universal TV Studio and FremantleMedia North America, is a hybrid multi- and single-camera comedy based on the British Channel 4 series about three misfits — Roy (McHale), Moss (Ayoade) and Jen (St. Clair) — who work in the IT department of a large corporation.
David Guarascio, Moses Port, Joe Port and Joe Wiseman are the writers/executive producers.
British comedian Ayoade will reprise the role he originated on the Channel 4 series.
“Drive,” from 20th Century Fox TV, chronicles an underground race across America. Smith will play one of the participants, Rob Laird.