“The Odd Couple,” based on the Neil Simon play of the same name, follows the story of Oscar Madison (Perry) and Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon), two recently divorced men with very different personalities who move in together.
Brown will fill the role of Dani, Oscar’s assistant, a character original to this adaptation. Brown is being eyed as a potential series regular. The role of Dani was vacated by Perry’s “Go On” cast mate Sarah Baker, who left the show as part of a late recasting. Georgia King, who was to play an apartment resident of Oscar and Felix’s, also left the cast.
Dani is described as a neat and polished character who contrasts with the sloppiness of Oscar, a sportswriter. Though she has no short-term memory, she must frequently make up for the disheveled Oscar’s temper-induced blunders.
“The Odd Couple” has been adapted on ABC three times, twice as a live action sitcom and once as an animated series. Perry’s “The Odd Couple,” ordered to series by CBS for premiere in 2015, will begin shooting next week.
Brown’s involvement with “The Odd Couple” is not suspected to interrupt her work on “Community’s” sixth season for Yahoo Screen, which will likely begin in the fall.
Brown is repped by Innovative Artists.