Comedian Margeret Cho gets on board for a new raunchy teen comedy from Hulu and American High. But she's not the only funny gal joining the cast of what's looking to be a hit show. Here are all of the details.
The streaming site is partnering with production company American High, which "specializes in heartfelt teen comedies," for the forthcoming project titled Sex Appeal. The series will be written and produced by Tate Hanyok of Amazon's Transparent and NBC's Superstore, and directed by Talia Osteen.
Margaret Cho is set to star in the new Hulu comedy. The stand-up comedian joins the previously announced cast members Mika Abdalla (Netflix's Project Mc2) and Jake Short (Hulu's All Night). The upcoming series will follow a perfectionist high schooler and her long-distance boyfriend in a hilarious look into high school romance.
This documentary Hysterical is really good. It airs tonight on FX. Streaming on Hulu tomorrow. I’m in it along with a lot of great comedians. https://t.co/ha2SXDI4Dp— Fortune Feimster (@fortunefunny) April 2, 2021
Cho isn't the only iconic comedian announced for the Sex Appeal cast. Fortune Feimster of Last Comic Standing and What a Joke with Papa will act alongside Margaret. The power duo has collaborated in the past, and Feimster shared that she's excited "to work again with my friend [Margaret Cho]." The pals most recently got together for FX's Hysterical, a documentary on boundary-breaking women in comedy.
Other new faces joining the exciting show include actress, YouTuber, and author Skai Jackson, named one of Time's Most Influential Teens in 2016; Rebecca Henderson, who starred as Lizzy in Netflix's Russian Doll; and rising starlet Paris Jackson.
Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, previously starred in the 2018 crime-comedy Gringo. In a recent interview, the actress shared how she doesn't want to use her father's legacy to get ahead in Hollywood. "I'm a full believer that I should earn everything," Paris told supermodel Naomi Campbell on No Filter. "I go to auditions. I work hard. I study scripts. I do my thing." We're excited to see the 23-year-old's Hulu debut!