How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor joins Drama High pilot
Another cast member has been added to the lineup for the upcoming NBC pilot Drama High. According to Variety, former How I Met Your Mother star Josh Radnor is joining the show in a lead role. Drama High is based on the book of the same name written by Michael Sokolove about his high school drama teacher Lou Volpe. Volpe is known for moving to the blue collar town of Levittown, Pennsylvania and inspiring the students there with productions of sometimes controversial musicals and plays that kids could relate to. The pilot comes to us from Friday Night Lights executive producer / showrunner Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller.
Radnor will play Lou Mazzuchelli, who is, “a left of center leading man who has to discover his own passion, drive and charisma. He is a father of three, husband and an English teacher at a school in a rust belt town in Pennsylvania, who decides to take a leap on taking over the drama department and it ignites an excitement in him which surprises him and spreads to his students.”
Already cast in the pilot for Drama High are Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), Rosie Perez (White Men Can’t Jump, The View), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) and Rarmian Newton (The Family, Dance Academy). Katims will produce with Michelle Lee through True Jack Productions, with Seller and Flody Suarez for Seller Suarez Productions.
Radnor spent two seasons on the PBS drama Mercy Street, which was canceled earlier today. What do you guys think of the casting? Are you sad to hear about Mercy Street. Let us know in the comments or tweet us @ComingSoonnet!