The Fox retirement home comedy pilot “Cool Kids” has added four cast members, Variety has confirmed.
David Alan Grier will play Hank, a mischievous schemer and one of the “Cool Kids” living in Shady Meadows retirement community with his three best friends from his childhood in Brooklyn.
Leslie Jordan will play Sid, a cautious hypochondriac with a weird streak about him who grew up in Brooklyn along with Hank and Charlie, and he’s spending his Golden Years alongside them as well. Martin Mull will play Charlie, the gruff third “Cool Kid” who is not a leader like Hank nor a follower like Sid, but who tends to go along with the consensus of the group. Finally, Vicki Lawrence has been cast as Margaret, the brash, hotheaded new arrival to the retirement community who thinks that the “Cool Kids” are a trio of cheesepuffs that she can easily herd, corral, and buffalo.
The multi-camera series would follow the three men in a retirement community where they are the top dogs until they’re blown out of the water by the newest member of the community, Vicki, a female rebel whose ready to challenge their standings.
“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” stars Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, and Glenn Howerton will executive produce along with “It’s Always Sunny” and “The Mick” executive producer Nick Frenkel. Day and Paul Fruchbom, who co-created the series, will write the pilot, with Fruchbom also serving as co-executive producer. Kevin Abbott–whose past credits include producing and writing for “Last Man Standing,” “Reba,” and “Roseanne”– will executive produce and serve as showrunner. Don Scardino recently signed on to direct and executive produce the pilot. 20th Century Fox Television will produce in association with FX Productions.
Deadline first reported this news.
(Pictured: David Alan Grier)