Deadline is reporting that Irish actor Jacob McCarthy, who plays one of the two leads in the forthcoming The Drummer and the Keeper, has been cast to star in an untitled new comedy series that is being developed by comedian and talk-show host Seth Meyers for NBC.
The series follows Jack (Glenn Howerton), a hilariously cynical Ivy League professor who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher, where he imposes his unorthodox teaching style and uses the kids to plot out revenge on those who wronged him. McCarthy will play Devin, an intense and angry kid who sits in the back of the class reading “Anarchy in Action”. He’s the only kid who is really on board with the chaos created by Jack because he never wanted to take biology in the first place.
The series is being developed by Meyers, Saturday Night Live’s Mike O’Brien and Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video.It is written by O’Brien.
McCarthy is represented by Lorraine Brennan Management here in Ireland, and by Don Buchwald & Associates in the US. The Drummer and the Keeper is due out later this year.