Based on the Danish series Bankerot, Feed the Beast centers on two best friends who take one last shot at their dream of opening a restaurant, while also betraying, manipulating and coercing each other into dangerous situations.
Schwimmer will play Tommy Moran, who wants to give his son the life he never had, and Jim Sturgess (Cloud Atlas) will co-star as Dion Patras, who hopes the restaurant’s success will allow him to secretly repay his debt to the Mob.
“David and Jim are each incredibly talented actors whose careers span theater, film and television. But more importantly, they both possess an inherent honesty and vulnerability in their craft which are essential in the flawed characters of Tommy and Dion,” said Clyde Phillips, executive producer and showrunner. “Their grasp of the story, and their respective characters’ journeys, is something I’m very eager to dive into with them.”
The 10-episode first season will begin production in New York City in February with a premiere slated for May.
In the meantime, Schwimmer can be seen as Robert Kardashian in FX’s upcoming American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (debuting Feb. 2).