Netflix has given a series order to The Crew, a multi-camera comedy set in a NASCAR garage where James plays the crew chief. According to Netflix's description, "when the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter, James finds himself at odds with the tech reliant millennials she starts bringing in to modernize the team,” according to Netflix’s description." James will serve as an executive producer along with showrunner and writer Jeff Lowell. Last year, James starred in the Netflix standup special Kevin James: Never Don't Give Up. The special dropped weeks before The King of Queens star's CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait was canceled.