US sitcom role for Chewing Gum's Susan Wokoma | Australian comic Ronny Cheng also joins the cast of Super Simple Love Story

US sitcom role for Chewing Gum's Susan Wokoma

Australian comic Ronny Cheng also joins the cast of Super Simple Love Story

Chewing Gum star Susan Wokoma and Australian comedian Ronny Chieng have been cast in a US comedy pilot.

Super Simple Love Story, which is being tested for the CBS network, tells how a couple became an unlikely family over a ten-year span.

The central characters will be plated by Elizabeth Alderfer from Netflix series Disjointed  and David Walton, who starred in the US adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel About A Boy.

According to Deadline, Wokoma – who is currently starring in Dave’s Porters –will play Abby, a friend and co-worker of Alderfer’s character who hates her job and constantly hits on cute Rabbi Sarah.

And Chieng will portray a friend of Walton’s character  Kevin – and is described as an atheist without a filter who ‘loves to debate’ and ruins social interactions.

Chieng has been a correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since 2015 and appeared in Crazy Rich Asians, while his own sitcom Ronny Chieng: International Student aired on BBC Three.

Published: 29 Mar 2019

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