The Crew (2021 TV series)

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The Crew
Created byJeff Lowell
Directed byAndy Fickman
Music byAlec Puro
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
ProducerNancy Chadrow Haas
CinematographyBill Berner
EditorMatt Davis
Camera setupMulti-camera[1]
Running time20–30 minutes
Production companies
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)

The Crew is an American comedy streaming television series created by Jeff Lowell for Netflix that premiered on February 15, 2021.[1][2] The series stars Kevin James as the crew chief of a NASCAR garage. In July 2021, the series was canceled after one season.[3]


The series takes place in a NASCAR garage where the crew chief butts heads with his new boss and "tech-reliant millennial" staff when his owner decided to retire and let his Stanford-educated daughter take over the racing team.[1]

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Kevin James as Kevin Gibson,[4] the crew chief of Bobby Spencer Racing
  • Jillian Mueller as Catherine Spencer,[4] the new CEO of Bobby Spencer Racing and Bobby Spencer's daughter
  • Freddie Stroma as Jake Martin,[4] the driver of Bobby Spencer Racing
  • Gary Anthony Williams as Chuck Stubbs,[4] the car chief of Bobby Spencer Racing
  • Dan Ahdoot as Amir Lajani,[4] the chief engineer of Bobby Spencer Racing
  • Sarah Stiles as Beth Paige,[4] the office manager of Bobby Spencer Racing


  • Bruce McGill as Bobby Spencer, the owner and the old CEO of the racing team
  • Paris Berelc as Jessie De La Cruz, a young racing driver that Catherine is considering hiring to replace Jake
  • Mather Zickel as Frank, Beth's boyfriend who is a financial analyst at Kinnane Brothers

Guest starring[edit]


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"I Guess That Cake Did Need To Be Refrigerated"Andy FickmanJeff LowellFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
2"My Name's Kevin And I Care About Feelings"Andy FickmanWilliam ValleryFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
3"Hot Mushroom Meat"Andy FickmanTeleplay by : Jeff Lowell
Story by : Burke Johnson & Alexandra Melnick
February 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
4"You Seem Like A Perfectly Serviceable Woman"Andy FickmanJessica KravitzFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
5"Your Face Is A Baby"Andy FickmanChelsea CatalanottoFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
6"We're Gonna Be Okay. We're Gonna Be Okay."Andy FickmanMonica Hewes & Diana GettingerFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
7"Ooof, Someone Throw A Robe On Grandma"Andy FickmanRock ReubenFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
8"Good Things Happen to Handsome People"Andy FickmanPete CorrealeFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
9"Monkeys and Bears Riding Bicycles"Andy FickmanKenan A. KelFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)
10"No One Likes You. No One."Andy FickmanMichael LoftusFebruary 15, 2021 (2021-02-15)



On September 4, 2019, Netflix gave the production a series order. The series is created by Jeff Lowell who also executive produced alongside Kevin James, Jeff Sussman, Todd Garner, Matt Summers and Tim Clark.[1] On July 2, 2021, Netflix canceled the series after one season.[3]


Upon series order announcement, Kevin James was also cast to star in the series.[5] On December 17, 2019, Gary Anthony Williams, Dan Ahdoot, Freddie Stroma, Sarah Stiles, and Jillian Mueller joined the cast as series regulars.[6] On January 30, 2020, Mather Zickel was cast in a recurring role.[7] On January 15, 2021, it was reported that Paris Berelc and Bruce McGill were cast in recurring capacities.[2]


The Crew was filmed at Gold Coast Studios in Bethpage, New York, but it is set in Charlotte, North Carolina.[8]


The series was released on Netflix on February 15, 2021.[2]


On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 40% based on 10 critic reviews, with an average rating of 4.7/10.[9] Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 44 out of 100 based on 4 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[10]


  1. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (September 4, 2019). "Kevin James To Star In Netflix Multi-Camera NASCAR Comedy Series 'The Crew'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 5, 2019. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (January 15, 2021). "'The Crew': Kevin James' Comedy Series With 'Bridgerton's Freddie Stroma Unveils Premiere Date, Trailer, Guest Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 15, 2021. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (July 2, 2021). "'The Crew', 'Country Comfort', 'Mr. Iglesias' & 'Bonding' Canceled As Netflix Remains In Business With Kevin James, Gabriel Iglesias & Rightor Doyle". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 2, 2021. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Staff Report (February 11, 2021). "Meet the cast of Netflix's 'The Crew'". NASCAR. Archived from the original on February 16, 2021. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  5. ^ Ausiello, Michael (September 4, 2019). "Kevin James to Headline NASCAR Comedy Series The Crew at Netflix". TVLine. Archived from the original on January 21, 2021. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (December 17, 2019). "'The Crew': Kevin James' Netflix NASCAR Comedy Series Sets Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 19, 2021. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (January 30, 2020). "'The Crew' Casts Mather Zickel; Chance Kelly Joins 'For Life'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 21, 2021. Retrieved January 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "Episodes | The Crew". The Crew. February 15, 2021. Netflix. Archived from the original on February 18, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2021. Filmed at Gold Coast Studios Bethpage, New York.
  9. ^ "The Crew: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  10. ^ "The Crew: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved February 19, 2021.

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