Indian-born actor Adhir Kalyan will be the protagonist of the Chuck Lorre comedy series

Indian actor Adhir Kalyan is set to star Chuck Lorre comedy pilot The United States of Al.

The program received a pilot production commitment in October, according to reports.

Follow the friendship between Riley, a Navy combat veteran who struggles to readjust to civilian life in Ohio and Awalmir (Al), the Afghan interpreter who served with his unit and has just arrived to start a new life in the United States.

Kalyan is best known for playing Timmy Patel in Rules of Engagement for five seasons.

David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari are attached as writers in the Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. comedy.

Religious Studies Scholar Pray Aslan and Mahyad Tousi will act as executive producers together with Goetsch and Ferrari.