Russell Brand lands new TV show in the US

Comic will also co-create and voice an animated series

Russell Brand has landed a role in a new US TV show.

The comic will front the as-yet-untitled six-episode late-night series on Fox’s sister channel, FX, in spring 2012.

FX executive Nick Grad said the network was “excited” about working with Brand’s “bracingly funny, original, and honest voice”, reports BBC News.

The channel said the show would also feature Brand’s “unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture”, suggesting it will follow the format of his UK series Ponderland, which ran on Channel 4 from 2007 – 2008.

Meanwhile, the comic has been asked to co-create and voice an animated series for the Fox channel.

He is currently working on his next film project The President Stole My Girlfriend.

Brand said:

In this movie, the president steals the girlfriend of a sexy hippie – me, obviously. It was inspired by the night I naively invited [Warners president] Jeff Robinov for dinner.