Andy Samberg Gets New BBC Three TV Series
Posted on Tue Jun 12, 2012 08:45 AM PDT

Samberg200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - After his Saturday Night Live departure just weeks ago, Andy Samberg has landed his first gig after being on the famed sketch show.

On Tuesday, BBC Three announced that Samberg will star opposite Welsh comedian Greg Davies in the new show Cuckoo. He's poised to play a "slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas" in the six-part comedy series that will start shooting this summer and air later this year.

"The best of British meets the toast of Hollywood," Ash Atalla, the show's executive producer, said. "We hope Cuckoo cements the special relationship between our two great countries. I imagine [Barack] Obama and [British Prime Minister David] Cameron will be watching closely."