LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- Janeane Garofalo has landed a recurring guest role in the new series Foreign Bodies, TNT announced.
Set to debut on E4 in England in early 2017 and on TNT later that year, the show is a comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Garofalo will play Sam, "a seasoned traveler who, after 20 years working in tourism and visiting exotic places, has very much had her fill," the cable network said in a press release. "Cynical, streetwise and permanently unimpressed, Sam is a counterpoint to the excitable, wide-eyed young travelers she meets, and she's quick to dispel them of their romantic and idiotic assumptions about the world and the value of travel."
Created by actor-writer Tom Basden, Foreign Bodies is written by Basden, James Wood, Amy Roberts, Loren McLaughlin, Charlie Covell, Tim Key and Jonny Sweet. It will co-star Anders Hayward, Ade Oyefeso, Brittney Wilson and Alice Lee.
Garofalo is a standup comedian and Saturday Night Live alum whose film credits include The Matchmaker and Reality Bites.