“The Great Indoors” revolves around an adventure reporter named Joel, played by McHale, who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine. Mintz-Plasse will play Clark, one of Joel’s colleagues, a tech/nerd survivalist who knows everything about surviving at sea, in the woods and on Mars, but hasn’t left downtown in five years.
The multicam comedy pilot hails from “Tosh.0” creator Mike Gibbons who penned the script and will serve as exec producer on the CBS TV Studios project, along with exec producer-supervisor Chris Harris and exec producer-director Andy Ackerman.
Chris Williams, Shaun Brown and Christine Ko are also series regulars in the pilot. Williams will play Eddie, Joel’s best friend who invites Joel to live in the house he has inherited from his mom; Brown will play Dwayne, Joel’s new colleague in the magazine’s digital department; and Ko will play Emma, the magazine’s millennial social-media expert who views Joel as an out-of-touch relic from another time.
Mintz-Plasse gained prominence with his breakout role in “Superbad” in 2007. Since then, he has starred in films such as “Kick-Ass” and its sequel, “Role Models,” “This Is the End” and “Neighbors.” Last pilot season, he landed a starring role in NBC’s workplace comedy “Sharing” from exec producer Jimmy Fallon, though the project was never picked up to series. Should “The Great Indoors” be ordered, it would mark the actor’s first series regular role on TV.
Mintz-Plasse is repped by CAA Principato Young.