1:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Nicole Byer to Star in NBC's Dan Goor/Phil Augusta Jackson Comedy
NBC's untitled Dan Goor/Phil Augusta Jackson comedy pilot is rounding out its cast.
Breakout Nicole Byer (Nailed It, Loosely Exactly Nicole) and Aaron Jennings (Pure Genius, NCIS) have joined the ensemble project about a group of black friends.
The potential series is being written by Jackson, who is also executive producing alongside his Brooklyn Nine-Nine cohort and showrunner Dan Goor.
Byer will play Nicky (character details of which were not immediately available), while Jennings is set as Anthony Holmes, a guy who is happy with his career and has a strong work commitment. The duo joins a cast that also includes Carl Tart, Echo Kellum (Arrow), Justin Cunningham (When They See Us) and Richard Brooks.
The untitled Goor/Jackson comedy was one of multiple offers Byer received this pilot season. The comedian and actress hosts Netflix's Nailed It and previously starred on the semi-autobiographical comedy Loosely Exactly Nicole on MTV and Facebook Watch. Byer broke out as a castmember on MTV's Girl Code. She is repped by WME, Artists First and Morris Yorn.
Jennings is repped by Innovative and Thruline.
Keep track of all of this season's pilot orders, castings and eventual series orders with The Hollywood Reporter's handy guide.