Jermaine Fowler is excited to go back to work on the set of “Superior Donuts.”
Hours after it was announced that CBS ordered the comedy pilot “Superior Donuts” to series, Fowler took to his personal website to share how happy he is about the news.
In a blog post, titled “This Is Pretty Damn Crazy,” the 28-year-old actor wrote that the series order is “literally a dream come true” for him, as working on the project again will give him an opportunity to learn more about his craft.
“I get to spend valuable time creating and acting on a tv show full of legends and talents I get to learn from,” he wrote. “With all the insanity happening around the world I just hope this show will put a big fat smile on your lovely faces.”
“AAAAHHHH I just wanna hurry up and get back to work now!” added Fowler, whose notable acting credits include “Friends of the People,” “CollegeHumor Originals” and “The Eric Andre Show.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Superior Donuts” was originally piloted last season. After it was not picked up in May, CBS decided to reshoot and recast the pilot. The network has now ordered a 13-episode Season 1, which will be written and executive-produced by Bob Daily, Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan, based on a play by Tracy Lett.
The multi-camera series centers on the relationship between the gruff owner of a donut shop (Judd Hirsch), his enterprising new young employee (Fowler) and their customers in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago.
Aside from Hirsh and Fowler, the cast of the “Superior Donuts” also includes David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Anna Baryshnikov, Darien Sills-Evans, Rell Battle and Katey Sagal, who was originally brought in as a guest star because she was a regular in first position on “Furst Born” — another CBS comedy pilot in contention for midseason. Deadline reported that the 62-year-old actress will now continue as a regular on “Superior Donuts,” as “Furst Born” is not expected to be picked up to series.
In the original pilot, Hirsch’s role was played by Brian d'Arcy James. Of the original pilot cast, only Fowler, Jobrani and Koechner returned.