Any Friends fan knows that when it comes to taking breaks, David Schwimmer doesn't waste time sitting around. Now, after creating waves via his juicy performance as Robert Kardashian in FX's The People vs. O.J. Simpson, he's set his sights on something a little meatier.
In a 15 second teaser trailer for upcoming AMC series Feed the Beast, you're introduced to Schwimmer as Tommy and co-star Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas, Across The Universe) as Dion -- two best friends with the aim to open a Bronx based restaurant which isn't, assumedly, going as smoothly as planned.
According to AMC, the synopsis is as follows:
“Feed the Beast” tells the story of Tommy (Schwimmer) and Dion (Sturgess) who are like brothers. With all the love – and all the complications – that comes with it. Dion can’t stay out of trouble. Tommy can’t move past it. For two friends on the brink of losing everything, a dusty pipe dream of opening up an upscale restaurant in their hometown of the Bronx is all they have left to turn their lives around.
You can watch the trailer below and, before you ask, no it doesn't feature a sandwich based meltdown.
The gritty drama series is set to hit our screens at the end of May and, to give you an idea of what to expect, the cast will include guys from Mad Men and The Wire. Phwoar!
Looks like a pretty strong set-up to me, don't you think? AMC have provided a little info on their characters too, which you can read below.
Additional casting for the series includes Michael Gladis (Mad Men, House of Lies), who will play Patrick Woichik, aka The Tooth Fairy, the soft spoken, brutally intimidating local mobster with a penchant for pulling teeth; Lorenza Izzo (The Green Inferno, Sex Ed), who will play Pilar Herrera, a woman who meets Tommy in a grief group, and is desperately searching for true love; Christine Adams (Batman Begins, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), who will star as Tommy’s late wife Rie Moran, John Doman (The Wire, The Affair), who will play Tommy’s father Aidan Moran, a shrewd and ruthless businessman and unapologetic racist; and Elijah Jacob (Spot On) who will play Tommy’s ten year old son TJ Moran.
Feed the Beast premieres May 31 at 10 p.m. EST.
What's your favorite David Schwimmer role?