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Vir Das and Fox team for Country Eastern, about an Indian man who pursues his dream to become a country music star

  • The top Indian comedian, Bollywood star and former Whiskey Cavalier star created Country Eastern and intends to star in the single-camera comedy about a "young wealthy man from India ....who restarts his life in America with his family," per Deadline. "While attempting to rebuild their lives in Memphis, Tennessee, he decides to pursue his passion and become a country music singer. Only problem, he’s sh*t. Total sh*t. He’s going to have to gain some life experience in the States if he wants to have something ‘real’ to sing about." Das also created, executive produced and starred in the Netflix Indian dark comedy series Hasmukh. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist vet Sam Laybourne  will co-write Country Eastern with Das and will serve as showrunner.

    TOPICS: Vir Das, FOX, Country Eastern, Sam Laybourne, In Development