James Hibberd
January 26, 2011 AT 05:16 PM EST


Actor Josh Gad has created a new scripted comedy series that’s going to be distributed exclusively online.

In Gigi: Almost American, a foreigner played by Gad immigrates to the U.S. with dreams of obtaining the American dream — and not letting his lack of street smarts, fashion sense, or mastery of English stand in his way.

The Borat-like series is from BBC Worldwide Productions (the company’s first digital series, in fact), My Damn Channel and comedy troupe The Lost Nomads.

The Love and Other Drugs and Back to You actor says he’s been developing the 10-episode series for the past year and calls it a “passion project” for himself and the Nomads comedy troupe. Gigi will be on My Damn Channel’s site sometime this spring.

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