Rob Riggle might be Fox’s next big comedy star. Deadline reports that the network has given a put pilot commitment to a single-cam comedy based on the 2012 Austrian series Braunschlag. The American version – which is currently untitled – will be developed by former Office, 30 Rock, and American Dad! writer Steve Hely and “follows the quirky inhabitants of a small struggling town whose mayor (Riggle) is prepared to do anything to save his community. Seriously. Anything.” Hely and Riggle with co-executive produce the project.
Check out a German trailer for the original series below: