David Schwimmer needs no introduction, coming from one of, if not the most successful sitcom of all time. He’s back in this very genre of programme, as the lone American in Nick Mohammed’s Intelligence, and to celebrate the release of this new Sky TV series, we had the pleasure of meeting the two actors together.

They explain the idea behind Intelligence, and just how much research went into the underground world of the GCHQ, and whether they’ve had any feedback from anybody in that very profession. They comment on the inspiration of other sitcoms such as The Office, while Schwimmer tells us about his love for British comedy, dating back to his childhood when he used to watch The Monty Python. He also tells us about the fun he had playing a character who always speaks his mind. Just a little different to Ross, then.

Watch the full interview below:


Created by Nick Mohammed, Intelligence is a workplace comedy set in the UK’s GCHQ—a kind of weedier, geekier version of MI5, where they tackle international and domestic Cyber Crime from a desktop. But when a pompous, maverick NSA agent (David Schwimmer) comes over from the U.S. to join the team, he enlists an inept and tactless computer analyst (Nick Mohammed) in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team’s ability to combat cyber terrorism.

All episodes of Intelligence will be available on Sky TV on February 21st