Vir Das to play FBI agent in American dramedy (Lead, correcting para 3)

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Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Comedian Vir Das has been signed on by ABC for a new hour-long weekly dramedy FBI series “Whiskey Cavalier”, produced by Warner Brothers. He feels it’s an exciting tim to bring Indian voices to American television.

“Whiskey Cavalier” is an hour-long high octane action dramedy following the tough but tender FBI agent who has a code name of Whiskey Cavalier. Vir will be seen essaying one of the main agents in the FBI named Jai Datta, a statement said.

This marks his second venture into American television series space after “In Theory” was announced last year for another network.

On his new show, Vir said: “I had such a good time shooting the pilot. It’s an exciting time to bring Indian voices to American television. This is a comedy team and a cast that is the right mix of laughs and action. I’m looking forward to saving the world with some hilarious people.

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“It was something that the universe sent my way while I was on tour in the US. I ended up meeting the team and we found this character together.”



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