The show, which begins filming in the summer, also stars Greg Davies (“The Inbetweeners”) and Helen Baxendale (“Friends,” “Cold Feet”) as the parents of a young woman (Tamla Kari) who comes home from a year abroad with a new husband: Cuckoo (Samberg), a slacker goofball and self-described “spiritual ninja” who will now be living under their roof.
Culture-clashing comedy will presumably ensue.
“The best of British meets the toast of Hollywood. We hope ‘Cuckoo’ cements the special relationship between our two great countries,” executive producer Ash Atalla says in a statement. “I imagine Obama and [British Prime Minister David] Cameron will be watching closely.”
Robin French and Kieron Quirke (“Man Stroke Woman,” “Trinity”) created the show. It’s scheduled for six episodes to air later this year on BBC Three.