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David Schwimmer signs up for TV comedy Irreversible

David Schwimmer directs Trust

Story by Jack Foley

DAVID Schwimmer is returning to TV for new comedy series Irreversible.

The former Friends luminary will play one half of an eccentric couple named Andy and Sarah, a self-absorbed couple, whose trials and tribulations, many of which they bring on themselves, will be the focal point of the show.

The original series, named Bilti Hafich, ranks as the No. 1 original comedy on Israeli broadcast TV.

Schwimmer will play Andy, a writer with two books under his belt, who makes a living conducting writing workshops part-time at a university, but who is struggling to write his next novel and cope with fatherhood. He is also described as a pessimist who is prone to extremes.

The role marks Schwimmer’s first return to series TV since playing Ross on Friends.

Since then, he has mixed a successful movie career – including directing Trust and voicing the giraffe Melman in the Madagascar franchise – with theatre work, including West End hit Some Girl and Broadway favourite The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.

He has had guest roles on several TV shows, including NBC’s 30 Rock and HBO’s Entourage, as well as directing episodes of Matt LeBlanc’s short-lived Friends‘ spin-off Joey.

He was most recently seen on the big screen playing a hitman in The Iceman alongside Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Shannon and Ray Liotta.

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