Tony Winner James Corden to Star in Hulu Comedy, ‘The Wrong Mans’

James Corden celebrates in the press room after winning his Tony. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

James Corden tickled us as Smithy on his co-creation Gavin and Stacey, made us sob between giggles as Craig Owens on Doctor Who, and charmed jaded New York theatergoers in his Tony-winning run in the Broadway farce One Man, Two Guvnors. Now he’s set to conquer another medium, with his new TV comedy The Wrong Mans heading to Hulu.

Corden co-created the new project with G&S castmate Mathew Baynton, who also co-stars. The Wrong Mans is described as a “comedy thriller” about two office workers (Corden, Baynton) who become embroiled in a “criminal conspiracy” when one of them finds a phone ringing at the scene of a car accident. Baynton says (via Radio Times): “James and I dreamt up The Wrong Mans during a break on the set of Gavin and Stacey four years ago. I’m excited to be working with the BBC and Hulu to finally make it a reality.”

“We are trying to do a comedy with explosions, a lot of running about, murder, extortion, friendship and love,” said executive producer Mark Freeland. “I cannot wait. But I’m glad I’m not doing the running about bit.”

Filming begins in January 2013.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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