January 16, 2014 9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
MTV's 'Awkward' Bulks Up for Season 4, Adds Quartet
MTV's Awkward is expanding its ranks for season four.
The critical darling, which will return on April 15 under new showrunners Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler, has added four heavy recurring players to its ranks: Elizabeth Whitson, Kofi Siriboe, Evan Crooks and Monty Geer.
Season four will see Jenna (Ashley Rickards) face even more complications during her senior year, including boy trouble, drama with friends and a new girl in town who has eyes for Matty (Beau Mirchoff).
Whitson -- who was poised to star in ABC Family's Ravenswood -- will play Eva, a new girl at Palos Hills High School who just relocated from Manhattan for her senior year who quickly grabs the attention of everyone on campus.
Siriboe (Prom) will portray Tyler, a new student from Rwanda who is spending a year studying in America.
Crooks (The Carrie Diaries) and Geer are set as to play Theo and Cole, respectively, a gay dynamic duo who ooze mischief and trouble.
Whitson is repped by Sweeney Entertainment; Siriboe is with Innovative and JME Management; Crooks is with Paradigm and Treadwill Entertainment; and Geer is with Talent House LA and Velocity Entertainment.
The cast additions mark Awkward's first major changes following the departure of creator/showrunner Lauren Iungerich, who exited the series last year. Season four of Awkward has already been picked up for a 20-episode run.