Chris O’Dowd Sets U.S. Rendition of Comedy ‘Moone Boy’ at ABC

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to Sony Pictures TV and Chris O’Dowd for a U.S. rendition of his autobiographical sitcom “Moone Boy.”

The single-cam comedy follows 12-year-old Martin Moone in a coming-of-age story as his sarcastic, imaginary friend helps him navigate the challenges of his childhood.

O’Dowd is set to write and exec produce the series, along with Dave Becky and Nick Frenkel of 3Arts Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television, Sprout Pictures Limited, Baby Cow Prods. and Hot Cod Prods.

The original “Moone Boy,” set in a small Irish town in the 1980s, has already run two seasons on Sky1 in Ireland and the U.K., and on PBS and Hulu in the U.S. David Rawle stars as Martin with O’Dowd playing his imaginary friend Sean.

O’Dowd is best known for his roles in “Bridesmaids” and British series “The IT Crowd.”  He can next be seen in “St. Vincent,” starring Bill Murray. He co-starred with Christopher Guest in the HBO/BBC comedy “Family Tree.”

O’Dowd is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Gordon and French in the U.K.

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