David Schwimmer AMC Drama

David Schwimmer to Play Restaurateur in AMC Drama Feed the Beast

Here’s something to chew on: David Schwimmer has been tapped to star in AMC’s restaurant-centric drama Feed the Beast.

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).

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  1. johnhelvete says:

    Looking forward to this.

  2. ndixit says:

    It’s nice to see Schwimmer actively back on tv again.

  3. Ro says:

    That’s a pretty quick turnaround time. Start shooting in February to premiere in May??

    • johnhelvete says:

      It does seem incredibly optimistic but the showrunner was at TCA and said they were already writing episode 7 of the 10 episode series. Post time would seem to be a potential issue (editing, getting music/score) but I assume it will be late May not early May.

    • Adrián says:

      Yeah, but they don`t have to have every episode ready by May. With being half way done, I think it`s enough. Homeland does something like that, I think

  4. Debbie says:

    With Schwimmer back on our screens in not one but two vehicles, one has to wonder if he’s finally running out of the Friends money?

    • Ron says:

      Are you kidding? Those six are never running out of money unless they are horribly, horribly irresponsible with it–and I don’t think any of them are. They were making $1million PER EPISODE, for the last two seasons, plus all the money per episode they were making for the 8 seasons prior to the last two. Not to mention all the residual money they make over so many Friends episodes being shown every day on countless different channels (CW, TBS, Nick, TVLand, etc.).

    • johnhelvete says:

      I agree with Ron. If it was about the money, Schwimmer would try to get a network comedy and go for the bucks. Doing a 10 episode AMC show after doing 10 episodes of American Crime Story seems more about maybe getting excited by acting again and the rise of quality TV on cable/streaming.

    • Beth says:

      Probably was taking a break after doing Friends for so long. Also trying to let time pass for people to stop seeing him as “Ross” (which is impossible, sorry! lol)