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Kevin James to Star in Netflix NASCAR Comedy Series

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Kevin James has signed on to star in a Netflix comedy series called The Crew, the streaming service announced Wednesday. The series will be produced in partnership with NASCAR.

Per Netflix, the multi-cam series will be set in a NASCAR garage. When the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter, the crew chief (James) finds himself at odds with the tech-reliant millennials she starts bringing in to modernize the team. You know how millennials are, with their avocado toast and vapes and crippling student debt, always trying to get middle-aged people to do Snapchat.

The King of Queens star will also executive-produce, alongside The Ranch's Jeff Lowell, who will serve as showrunner. Other EPs include Jeff Sussman, Todd Garner, and NASCAR's Matt Summers and Tim Clark.

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The series will continue James' relationship with Netflix. He did his first stand-up special in 17 years for the streamer, last year's Never Don't Give Up, and starred in the movies True Memoirs of an International Assassin and Sandy Wexler, as well as the upcoming Hubie Halloween.

No premiere date or episode count has been set.

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