Asif Ali joins Richard Lovely cast
According to Deadline, Asif Ali has joined the cast of Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Richard Lovely where he will star opposite Thomas Lennon.
The series, from Grace and Frankie executive producer Billy Finnegan, has been likened to About a Boy in tone as it follows the life of the titular Richard, a famous author living off the success of his children’s book series, “Mr. Mouse.” The only problem is, Lovely is not very fond of children, an aspect of his personality he is forced to confront when Mr. Mouse actually appears in his life.
Ali will play Richard’s literal agent Howard, who does his best to put out the flames created by his client. The actor is best known for his work as Pack in the TBS comedy Wrecked, along with his Comedy Central special Goatface; and co-creating Netflix’s The Fix.
Nicole Sun and Wendie Mack will also star in the series.