We now have the complete first season of NBC’s American Auto. The series was created by Justin Spitzer, the creative mind behind the other popular series Superstore. He also worked in multiple capacities on The Office. Knowing his background helps understand what kind of series American Auto would be. One that focuses on the day-to-day adventures of upper management in an American automotive company based in Detriot.
We have all at some point talked about how incompetent we think upper management workers are. American Auto takes that idea and amplifies it into an entertaining series. What happens when their new CEO doesn’t even like cars? Or how do they handle a media crisis when someone makes a comment that offends a group? With a car company, how do you handle the idea of pulling American jobs and shipping them overseas because it’s cheaper? The episodes are fun and often can have you nodding your head thinking to yourself that it’s probably how they would really handle it.
One other fun aspect of the series is the character Jack played by Tye White. He plays a line employee that gets promoted to upper management for a fresh take on various situations. Guess who is usually the smartest person in the room? It allows us to ponder on the idea that any of us could do the job of someone in upper management. All we would need is the opportunity despite our background, whatever it may be.
LRM Online‘s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with White about his role in American Auto. He tells us about how much fun he had on season one of the series. Specifically, because he is from Detroit and has family that have worked in the auto industry. He shares with us his thoughts on Jack being that everyday man that gets the opportunity to rise up and find out the madness that goes on in upper management. It was a great conversation that you can check out down below!
Here is the synopsis for NBC’s American Auto
From the creator of Superstore comes a new workplace comedy that takes the wheels off the automobile industry. Set in Detroit, the corporate executives of Payne Motors are at a crossroads: adapt to the changing times or be sent to the junkyard. Shaking things up is the new CEO, whose leadership, experience and savvy is only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. Luckily, her team has some of the best minds in the business – when they aren’t fighting or trying to outwit each other. From the corporate office to the factory floor, the crew of Payne Motors is driving home the laughs.