Hot on the heels of "Preacher," which premiered in May, AMC is to air another new series, Sunday, June 5, with former "Friends" star David Schwimmer in a leading role.
Adapted from the Danish series "Bankerot," "Feed the Beast" follows Tommy Moran and Dion Patras, two childhood friends who dream of having their own restaurant. The pair finally open up a spot in New York's Bronx, once Dion gets out of jail following dubious dealings with the local mafia. However, unfinished business with the mob soon makes life complicated for the partners.
David Schwimmer has kept a relatively low profile on the small screen since "Friends" ended in 2004. However, the actor is a back in a big way for 2016. At the beginning of the year, he played lawyer Robert Kardashian in the new FX series "American Crime Story," which focused on the O.J. Simpson trial during season one.
In "Feed the Beast," the former Ross Geller will step into the role of Tommy Moran, a New York sommelier, widow and father, whose young son TJ refuses to speak since the death of his mother. He'll be joined by Jim Sturgess, a British actor seen in "Across the Universe" and "Cloud Atlas," who plays Dion Patras, a talented chef who's a cheerful dreamer with a cocaine habit.
The series will also mark the return of Clyde Phillips, the screenwriter and producer known for working on former Showtime series "Dexter" and "Nurse Jackie."
"Feed the Beast" is due to premiere Sunday, June 5, straight after "Preacher," another new series launched May 22. These two new shows form part of a wider schedule refresh underway at AMC, a cable network that rose to the forefront in 2007 thanks to the success and general acclaim achieved by "Mad Men," its first original creation. Since then, the network has scored another major hit with "The Walking Dead," which draws audiences approaching those of major TV networks.