Showtime’s comedy Flatbush Misdemeanors is adding to its cast.
Hassan Johnson (ABC’s For Life) will join creators and stars Kevin Iso and Dan Perlman in the series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on an award-winning digital series by Iso (Hulu’s High Fidelity) and Perlman (The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show), Flatbush Misdemeanors stars the two creators as two guys struggling to thrive in their new surroundings in the titular Brooklyn neighborhood. The two longtime friends try to climb out of their own heads and connect with others. Kristin Dodson also stars.
Johnson will play Drew, a bold and direct man who is extremely protective of his loved ones. His demands come into conflict with the livelihoods of both Kevin and Dan.
In addition to For Life, Johnson’s credits include The Wire (where he played Roland “Wee-Bey” Brice), TBS’ The Last O.G. and feature films Brooklyn’s Finest and Top Five. He’s repped by The Rookery and APA.
Showtime and Avalon (Last Week Tonight, FX’s Breeders) are producing Flatbush Misdemeanors, with the latter serving as the lead studio. Perlman and Iso executive produce with showrunner Nastaran Dibai (Dear White People), pilot director Justin Tipping (Twenties) and Avalon’s Richard Allen-Turner, Jon Thoday, David Martin and Chloe Pisello.