Patton Oswalt has been tapped to star in a comedy pilot at Fox alongside Judy Greer, EW has learned.
In the untitled Laura Steinel (Red Oaks) pilot, Oswalt plays Sam, a new CEO who lives life at a higher octave than everyone else. Sam is an “ideas” guy; however, none of his ideas are suitable for this small town New Jersey plastics plant.
Oswalt was a series regular in the longtime CBS series The King of Queens and has recently appeared in Veep and Justified. He currently narrates ABC’s The Goldbergs as an older version of the show’s character Adam.
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Steinel wrote the pilot, which will be directed by former co-showrunner of The League, Jeff Schaffer. Both he and Steinel will serve as executive producers with Sue Naegle.