‘Shaun of the Dead’s Nick Frost to Star in a New Show from ‘Curb’ Producer
Nick Frost, whom you probably know as Simon Pegg’s partner in crime from Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Paul, has signed on to star in a new British comedy series created by longtime Curb Your Enthusiasm producer/director Robert B. Weide. UK TV channel Sky Atlantic has ordered a six-episode first season of the comedy, entitled Mr. Sloane. The show is a bittersweet rom-com set in the late ’60s that stars Frost as the title character, Jeremy Sloane, a man going through a midlife crisis who has his fortunes changed when he meets a woman at a hardware store. Frost can next be seen on the big screen in The World’s End, his third movie with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, which hits theaters on both sides of the pond this August. Mr. Sloane starts shooting next month and will debut on Sky Atlantic in 2014. Hopefully, the show will make its way to US audiences at some point or, you know, you can just find it online illegally somewhere as soon as it debuts in the UK.