Two more join Fox's 'Boldly'
Chad L. Coleman, Lennon Parham cast in comedy pilotFollowing the casting of Ben Koldyke as the lead in Fox's comedy pilot "Boldly Going Nowhere," another unknown, Lennon Parham, has landed the top female role. Chad L. Coleman also is cast in the 20th TV-produced project.
"Nowhere," from the "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" trio of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, is about what happens day-to-day on an intergalactic spaceship helmed by the rogue Capt. Ron Teague (Koldyke).
Parham will play Joyce, the ship's by-the-book pilot. Coleman will play Cobalt, the self-absorbed, intimidating head of security.
McElhenney admits that he and other co-creators had never heard of Upright Citizens Brigade performer Parham until Tony Hale, whom they cast in the pilot, suggested her.
"She was a diamond in the rough," McElhenney said. "Really, unbelievably funny."
Coleman comes from "The Wire," which "you wouldn't normally say it in the same sentence with a broadcast comedy, but we've been going for fresh faces and strong actors," McElhenney said.
Parham is repped by CAA. Coleman is repped by TalentWorks and Vanguard Management.