In "Intelligence", Schwimmer stars as a blustering U.S. agent deployed to work alongside his British counterparts at the UK's cyber crime and terrorism unit. Series creator Nick Mohammed co-stars as an awkward computer analyst. The show is now available on the new streaming service, Peacock. (July 17)
- In an increasingly digital world cooperation between intelligence agencies has become vital.
- We have Jerry Bernstein from the NSA arriving shortly.
DAVID SCHWIMMER: I kind of love the opportunity of playing this kind of role, this arrogant, ignorant-- let's face it, he's also racist, misogynist, homophobic. I mean, he's not he's not the most likable character on paper. But the challenge that both Nick and I really were excited by was how do we make a guy like this sympathetic? How do we make a guy like this, who is so, kind of on the surface, despicable or unlikable, how do we make it funny? How do we make it identifiable? How do we walk that fine line, this kind of alpha male who thinks he knows best but is actually incredibly ignorant?
And that kind of fish out of water, the difference is that we try to mine in this show of this very physical bull in a China shop against the rest of the ensemble, really, who are more reserved, more polite, quintessentially British. We thought there was some good humor to be to be found there.
Looks like I'm finally rubbing you off.
- Rubbing off on you.
- You're rubbing off on me.
DAVID SCHWIMMER: You wish.