We fell in love with him as Paul Blart Mall Cop and on the hit show King of Queens. Now Kevin James plays a NASCAR chief in the new show The Crew. WISH-TV’s Entertainment Insider caught up with him to talk about the show making its Netflix premiere on February 15th.
About the Crew:
The Crew stars Kevin James as a NASCAR crew chief for the fictional Bobby Spencer Racing team. When the owner steps down and passes the team off to his daughter Catherine (Jillian Mueller), James has to protect himself and his crew from her attempts to modernize the team. Freddie Stroma portrays Jake Martin, the charismatic driver of the team’s No. 74 Fake Steak-sponsored car. Paris Berelc plays Jessie, a young race car driver who Catherine wants to replace Jake on the Bobby Spencer racing team. Sponsors love the idea of getting a young woman behind the wheel, and unlike Jake, she knows as much about the cars as the mechanics. Sarah Stiles, Gary Anthony Williams and Dan Ahdoot also star.
Jeff Lowell (The Ranch, Two and a Half Men, Spin City) will serve as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Andy Fickman (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, Playing With Fire) directed all episodes and serves as an executive producer. James, Jeff Sussman (The King of Queens, Paul Blart) and Todd Garner (Tag, Isn’t It Romantic, Mortal Kombat) will also serve as executive producers. Matt Summers and Tim Clark will executive produce for NASCAR.