9:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Making History' Casts Its John Hancock, Sam Adams (Exclusive)
Fox's Making History is adding a pair of historical characters to its cast.
Actors John Gemberling and Neil Casey have joined the freshman comedy as series regulars, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the producers of The Last Man on Earth, Making History follows three friends (Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester) from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. Two shows in one, it's both a rollicking historical adventure and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world.
Gemberling (Broad City, Marry Me) will take on the role of John Hancock, the boisterous, mischievous and hard-drinking founding father of America. The casting reunites the actor with star Pally after Gemberling previously recurred on ABC's Happy Endings. He is repped by UTA and Principato Young.
Casey, meanwhile, will play Sam Adams, the insecure, petty and emotional guy who will do anything to fit in with the other founding fathers. Casey's credits including the upcoming Ghostbusters, Broad City, The League and Paul Feig's Yahoo comedy Other Space. He is repped by UTA, Rise Management and attorney Dan Fox.
Making History, from 20th Century Fox Television, is executive produced by Lord and Miller, Julius "Goldie" Sharpe and Seth Cohen.
The series premieres midseason on Sundays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. A formal premiere date has not yet been announced.