Chris O’Dowd (Friends with Kids) has signed on to lead HBO comedy Family Tree.
O’Dowd, whose been slowly making a name for himself with roles in Bridesmaids and fellow HBO series Girls, will take on the role of 30-year-old guy Tom Chadwick.
Family Tree is set to follow Tom as he’s driven to uncover his family history after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he’s never met before.
Writer and director Christopher Guest (This is Spinal Tap) created the series with actor Jim Piddock (The Prestige), and both are expected to appear alongside O’Dowd and the rest of the cast, who are yet to be cast.
HBO has ordered eight episodes in total, with the comedy set to air simultaneously on BBC Two in the UK.