12:21pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'You're the Worst' Casts Paul's New Love Interest (Exclusive)
Worsties, prepare to meet the female version of Paul (Allan McLeod).
FXX's critical darling You're the Worst has cast Mageina Tovah for its upcoming second season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Tovah, whose credits include Joan of Arcadia, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, has signed on for a multiple-episode arc as Amy Cadingle, Paul's nerdy new girlfriend. The character is described as essentially being a female Paul — she's a bespectacled, stringy-haired interpreter for the deaf who is decidedly secure in her oddness. Good-natured and upbeat, she is seemingly impervious to Lindsay's (Kether Donohue) attempts at undercutting her relationship with Paul. She first will appear in the episode titled "Born Dead."
Following the heartbreaking season finale in which Paul told a drunken Lindsay that he wanted a divorce and confessed to having an emotional affair with the girl he met on a home-brew chat room, showrunner Stephen Falk told THR that McLeod would "definitely" be a big part of season two.
"Lindsay is reeling in the aftermath of her husband leaving her for a girl he met on a website," said Falk. "So we're going to see Lindsay, the hot mess she already was, spiral even further, which is a lot of fun."
Tovah is one of three new recurring roles for season two. She joins new recurring player Collette Wolfe, who joins YTW as Edgar's new friend, and The Office's Andy Buckley, who will guest-star as Jimmy's agent in an episode. (The third recurring role has not yet been announced.)
Tovah is repped by KMR.
YTW returns in the fall on FXX. A specific premiere date has not yet been announced. For more scoop on season two — including news on Sunday Funday 2.0 — check out our extensive interview with Falk, here.