David Schwimmer to Star in U.S. Adaptation of Israeli Series

Series centers on a young couple and the trials and tribulations of raising a newborn.

Actor David Schwimmer, of "Friends" fame, will star in the upcoming American adaptation of Israeli drama series "Irreversible."

Since "Friends," Schwimmer's face has infrequently been seen on the small screen. Besides his appearances on former colleague Lisa Kudrow's show "Web Therapy," the actor has shifted his focus toward cinema and stage work.

Irreversible centers on a young couple and their trials and tribulations in raising their newborn daughter. In Israel they were called Rona and Udi (and were played by Adi Ashkenazi and Muli Shulman), while in the American version they will be called Andy and Sarah.

Segahl Avin, who created the series with Raanan Shaked, wrote the first episode of ABC network's version. Avin will be billed as executive producer along with Peter Tolan (the creator of the drama "Rescue Me").

This is Avin's second series to be adapted to American television. It was preceded by "The Mythological X," which in the United States was called "The Ex List," four episodes of which were broadcast on CBS.

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