March 26, 2014 3:31pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Grey's Anatomy' Poised to Tell 'Bubble Boy' Story
ABC's Grey's Anatomy is poised to take on the medical marvel story of the Bubble Boy.
Young actor Armani Jackson has booked a recurring role on the medical drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Jackson (The Real Husbands of Hollywood) will play a boy with a mysterious disease. While ABC declined comment on if his story will evolve into the Bubble Boy, sources tell THR that his arc is headed in that direction. The actor will appear in multiple episodes of the series, first arriving April 3.
Sources tell THR that Bailey (Chandra Wilson) and Alex (Justin Chambers) will take on the rare case.
The Bubble Boy trope has been a common one on TV. Programs including Seinfeld, My Name Is Earl and Northern Exposure have featured similar storylines, with others exploring the subject matter in larger, more confined spaces.
Jackson's credits include Lionsgate's feature film Cooties as well as two episodes of the short-lived comedy Man Up. He's repped by Pantheon, Luber Roklin and Mark S. Temple.
Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.