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Stephen Fry lands US pilot

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Stephen Fry is to star in a sitcom pilot for US network CBS.

The Great Indoors will star Fry alongside Community star Joel McHale.

Fry will play Antonio, a charismatic international adventurer and founder of an explorer magazine, who hires McHale’s adventure reporter to oversee the magazine’s millennial-filled digital department.

The Great Indoors will be written by Mike Gibbons, creator of hit topical show Tosh.0, and executive producer of the Late Late Show with James Corden.

The cast is also set to include Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Shaun Brown and Christine Ko.

Executives are said to be hoping to replicate the tone and success of Tina Fey’s long-running workplace sitcom 30 Rock.