“The King of Queens” is coming to the race track as NASCAR and Netflix announce a new comedy series starring Kevin James.
James will star in and be the executive producer for the new multi-cam sitcom, The Crew. He will play the role of Kevin the crew chief in the show set in a NASCAR garage.
Crew chief Kevin will be the old-school sort, more likely to don a Darlington Throwback than anything else. But his old-school ways will be out of style with a rapidly modernizing sport: Think your dad telling you to put the cell phone away at dinner in order to have an actual face-to-face conversation.
Jeff Lowell, of the Ranch, Two and a Half Men and Spin City, will be the show’s writer, show-runner and executive producer. Jeff Sussman (The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, True Memoirs of an International Assassin and Grown Ups) and Todd Garner (Tag, Isn’t it Romantic and Mortal Kombat) will also serve as executive producers.
NASCAR’s Matt Summers and Tim Clark will also be involved as executive producers.
Look for the show coming out next year on Netflix.