• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest
AUG
23
3 YEARS

'Charlie's Angels' Adds Some Old Spice for Annie Ilonzeh

Isaiah Mustafa joins the upcoming ABC reboot as a former love interest for the Angel.

Isaiah Mustafa Old Spice - P 2011
David Livingston/Getty Images

Former “Old Spice” guy Isaiah Mustafa will heat things up on ABC’s upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot.

The former ad man/actor will play Ray Goodson, a detective whom Annie Ilonzeh’s Angel Kate Prince used to be engaged to, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

As first reported by TV Line, Mustafa will recur on the series as the detective whom former Miami cop Kate turns to when she’s in a pinch.

STORY: ‘Charlie’s Angels’: ‘Smallville’s’ Erica Durance to Guest Star

Executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar said earlier this month that the back stories of the Angels (Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor) – and Bosley (Ramon Rodriguez) – will be among the reboot’s key differences.

VIDEO: Comic-Con 2011: Meet the New ‘Charlie’s Angels’

“The movies were 10 years ago and were like superhero movies for girls,” Millar noted. “What we wanted to bring to the table was making it more grounded, making them feel more real, giving them back stories; we gave them each a past.”

Mustafa’s credits, in addition to the Old Spice commercials, include Horrible Bosses, Madea’s Big Happy Family and a role in the upcoming feature adaptation of The Three Stooges. He’s repped by UTA.

Charlie’s Angels premieres Thursday, Sept. 22 on ABC.

Email: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com; Twitter: @Snoodit

RELATED:

Fall TV Preview: The Complete Broadcast Premiere Calendar