Annie Chang (Shades of Blue) is set as a series regular opposite Ben Schwartz and Jillian Bell in The Wrong Mans, Showtime’s remake of the UK comedy that was created by and starred James Corden & Matthew Baynton. The U.S. version hails from The Late Late Show host Corden, Baynton, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prods., Warner Bros. TV and BBC Studios.
Written by Corden, Baynton and U.S. TV writer Ian Maxtone-Graham (The Simpsons) and directed by the original series’ director Jim Field Smith, The Wrongs Mans is an action-comedy about two ordinary office workers (one played by Schwartz) who have their menial existence turned upside-down by a chance phone call and a case of mistaken identity: “If you are not here by 5 o’clock, we will kill your wife.” As the only people who can help, these two unlikely characters must find their inner hero in their quest to save not just themselves, but their loved ones and ultimately their whole town.
Chang plays Katie, Josh’s hard-working, driven boss and ex-girlfriend, who broke up with him when she got fed up with his passiveness and lack of ambition.
Corden will executive produce via his Fulwell 73 Productions alongside Bad Robot’s J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson, BBC Studios’ Angie Stephenson as well as Baynton, Maxtone-Graham and Smith. Schwartz will be a producer. WBTV, where Bad Robot is based, is the studio.
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch, Chang recurred for two seasons on NBC’s Shades of Blue. Previously she’s worked on Master of None, The Jim Gaffigan Show and House of Cards. Chang is repped by Talent Works, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and DPN Commercial Agency.
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