'The Crew': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Kevin James' comedy show on Netflix

Life takes a bit of a swerve for a tightly-knit racing team and their chief when a new boss comes in and shakes things up


                            'The Crew': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Kevin James' comedy show on Netflix
Kevin James as Kevin Gibson in 'The Crew' (Netflix)

If you're looking for a show to catch with your crew (even if virtually) post-Valentine's Day, then the Kevin James-starrer 'The Crew' might be just the comic fare that will get you into gear. Life takes a bit of a swerve for a tightly-knit racing team and their chief when a new boss comes in and shakes things up. NASCAR and Kevin James certainly go together well, so this should be quite a treat especially for James' 'King of Queens' fans. Besides starring in 'The Crew', Kevin James is also executive producer on the show.

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Release date

'The Crew' wheels onto screens on February 15 on Netflix. Incidentally, this is just a day after the Daytona 500 on February 14.

Plot

'The Crew' centers around James who plays a NASCAR crew chief, Kevin Gibson, for the fictional Bobby Spencer racing team. When the team owner steps down and passes the reins or rather puts his daugher in the driver's seat, James' character has to protect himself and the team from her attempts to modernize the team. Sponsors love the idea of a woman behind the wheel and the boss' daughter is all set to replace one of the drivers to make that happen.

CAST

Kevin James

Kevin James (Getty Images)

Kevin James is the sitcom sensation we know from 'King Of Queens' and wears many hats including screenwriter and producer. He is perhaps best known for his role as Doug Heffernan on the 'King Of Queens' and also for his role in 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'. James was nominated for a 2006 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series for the 'King of Queens'. James plays the affable NASCAR racing team chief Kevin Gibson on 'The Crew'.

Freddie Stroma

Freddie Stroma (Getty Images)

Freddie Stroma may have recently captured attention with his performance as Prince Friedrich of Prussia in 'Bridgerton' but if you haven't caught up on 'Bridgerton' yet, chances are you've spotted him in 'Harry Potter' or 'Pitch Perfect'. Stroma played Cormac McLaggen in the sixth film of the 'Harry Potter' franchise 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' and Luke in 'Pitch Perfect'.

Gary Anthony Williams

Gary Anthony Williams (Getty Images)

Gary Anthony Williams is an actor, director, producer, and writer. He has appeared on several popular television series such as 'Weeds', 'Boston Legal' and 'Malcolm in the Middle'. He has also been a recurring guest on the improv comedy TV series 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'

Sarah Stiles

Sarah Stiles ( Getty Images)

Sarah Stiles  is an American singer and actor known for her work in Off-Broadway and Broadway theater. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2015 for her performance in 'Hand to God' and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 2019 for her performance in 'Tootsie'.

Jillian Mueller

Jillian Mueller (Getty Images)

Jillian Mueller is known for her role in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (1999). Jillian plays the role of the boss' daughter Catherine in 'The Crew'.

Creators

Jeff Lowell of the 'Ranch', 'Two and a Half Men' and 'Spin City' serves as writer, showrunner and executive producer. Andy Fickman, who has directed 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2' and 'Playing with Fire' has directed all episodes and serves as running producer. Jeff Sussman and Todd Garner besides James himself will serve as executive producers.

Trailer 

The trailer of 'The Crew' shows that this brand of comedy may not be for everyone but if you're in the mood for some light-hearted fare to get you out of the pits post-Valentine's Day, then maybe give this a test drive.



 

Where to Watch

You can catch 'The Crew' on February 15 globally on Netflix.

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