Fox’s “Weird Loners” brings together a group of self-proclaimed weirdos — four single thirtysomethings who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives and form an unlikely bond in a Queens, NY, townhouse. Variety has a first look at the new group shot of the cast ahead of the comedy’s March 31 debut.
Becki Newton’s Caryn is a cute, but high-strung dental hygienist whose romantic life, unfortunately, is dictated by the love-crazed, ultra-romantic 13-year-old barricaded inside the control room of her brain. Each time a handsome new man crosses her field of vision, infatuation and extreme over-eagerness take over, and she inevitably winds up back at square one — single and not getting any younger.
Zachary Knighton’s Stosh is handsome, charming and whip-smart. He’s a serial seducer who has never been able to maintain an intimate relationship with a woman for very long — a couple of hours, usually.
Meera Rohit Kumbhani’s Zara is drop-dead gorgeous, mysterious and ethereal. She’s a lifelong heartbreaker who’s only capable of living one way — “in the moment.” Men and women fall in love with her on a regular basis, and she often reciprocates their feelings with great passion, until… she doesn’t.
Nate Torrence’s Eric is Stosh’s cousin, a sweet, odd man-child. Thus far, Eric’s adult life has consisted of living at home with elderly parents and working as a toll collector on the Queensboro Bridge. After both of his parents pass away, he finds himself cast adrift in the world for the first time.
“Weird Loners” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Michael J. Weithorn (“The King of Queens”). Weithorn, Jake Kasdan (“New Girl”) and Melvin Mar (“New Girl”) serve as executive producers. Kasdan directed the pilot.