Hulu’s pilot Woke has found a friend for Lamorne Morris.
Workaholics star Blake Anderson has signed on to the project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He will play a longtime friend of Morris’ character in Woke, inspired by the life of K Chronicles cartoonist Keith Knight.
Comedian T. Murph and Lara Goldie have also joined the pilot.
Woke centers on Keef (New Girl alum Morris), a cartoonist on the cusp of mainstream success whose usually mild comics take on an edgier tone after he has a run-in with police. Keef finds himself in a perpetually “woke” state as he navigates his day-to-day live, trying not to blow up everything he’s built and while animated objects invade his reality.
Anderson will play Gunther, one of Keef’s three roommates. A lovable eccentric, Gunther’s blissful worldview is that everything always works out — and for him, it usually does.
T. Murph plays Clovis, Keef’s unfiltered best friend and roommate who’s full of self-confidence and has never met an angle he couldn’t work. Goldie will play Kerstin, Keef’s independent, supportive girlfriend, who also lives with the guys and has recently emigrated from Germany. She works a stifling corporate job and hopes to pursue a Ph.D.
Knight is writing Woke with Marshall Todd (Barbershop). Will Gluck and his Olive Bridge Entertainment partner Richie Schwartz will executive produce alongside Kate Schumaecker, John Will and Eric Christian Olsen.
Anderson starred in Workaholics on Comedy Central for seven seasons. He’s coming off the Netflix movie Game Over, Man, which he starred in and produced alongside his Workaholics cohorts Anders Holm and Adam Devine. The trio also produced another Netflix feature, The Package.
He is repped by Avalon, WME and Morris Yorn.