Chris O’Dowd will be starring in the Apple TV+ comedy series titled The Big Door Prize, by Schitt’s Creek creator David West Read, as reported by Variety. The series will consist of ten episodes and it is based on the novel of the same name by M.O. Walsh.
The series is set in a small town, which is changed forever when a mysterious machine makes its entry into the grocery store and promises to reveal every town’s resident real potential. O’Dowd will be starring as Dusty in the series, a mild-mannered teacher and a family whose life is changed forever because of the machine in the grocery store, as he starts to doubt everything in his life and question his own happiness.
O’Dowd has been previously seen in the Epix comedy crime series Get Shorty and he also starred in the short-form series State of the Union with Rosamund Pike. He is also known for starring in his most famous role in The IT Crowd, and he also starred in other TV shows like Moone Boy and Girls.
The Big Door Prize is being adapted for Apple TV+ by West Read, who will also be serving as showrunner and executive produce on the series. Miky Lee, Young Kyu Kim, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Bill Bost, and Hyun Park will also be serving as executive producers on the series.
No release date for the series has been announced yet.