Variety.com said Schwimmer, who is best known for his portrayal of Ross on the iconic TV comedy, "Friends," is directing HBO's six-episode spin-off of the BBC series "Little Britain."
Michael Patrick Jann is shooting other parts of the episodes on location in North Carolina, the entertainment industry trade paper said.
Variety.com said the show's setting was changed to reflect the contemporary United States in a mix of segments shot on location and in the studio.
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