Amanda Peet is playing a new comedy game.
Specifically, it’s baseball. Fresh off the critically praised but cancelled Togetherness, Peet has signed on to the IFC comedy Brockmire, which is set in the world of minor-league ball.
Brockmire stars The Simpsons‘ Hank Azaria as disgraced sportcaster Jim Brockmire (you might remember him from the Funny or Die short), who is attempting a comeback in all parts of his life after melting down on the air upon learning that his wife cheated on him. Like, a lot. Peet will assume the role of Jules, the owner of the Morristown Frackers, a struggling minor league baseball team in a struggling Rust Belt town. Brockmire is looking to rebuild his career by calling games for the Frackers.
Peet has been seen on screens small (The Good Wife, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Bent, Jack & Jill) and big (Something’s Gotta Give, Syriana, 2012).
The first season of eight episodes will hit the air in 2017.