MUMBAI: David Schwimmer, best known for his role as Ross Geller, the insecure paleontologist in the hit 90’s sitcom, F.R.I.E.N.D.S. has just signed on to play the lead in an upcoming comedy pilot called Irreversible by American Broadcasting Company (ABC).
Based on the hit Israeli series Bilti Hafich, the comedy centers on an eccentric, self-absorbed couple and the trials and tribulations they often bring upon themselves. Schwimmer will play one half of that couple, a pessimistic writer named Andy.
In addition to F.R.I.E.N.D.S., Schwimmer has guest-starred on 30 Rock and Web Therapy. He also lent his voice to the hypochondriac giraffe Melman in the hugely popular Madagascar film franchise. If Irreversible is picked up to series, this would make his first series regular role since F.R.I.E.N.D.S. The actor will also serve as a producer on the comedy, written by Segahl Avin, co-creator of the original series. Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) and Michael Wimer (10, 000 B.C., Rake) will executive-produce the show.