NBC’s untitled Craig Robinson pilot has added two more cast members.
As previously reported, the regular on NBC’s “The Office,” which ends its 9-season run this year, has lined up his own comedy series, playing a talented musician who adjusts to his new life as a middle-school music teacher, where he maneuvers precocious kids, teacher politics and the temptations of single moms.
Larenz Tate will play Kevin, Craig’s brother and partner in the duo’s band, The Filthy Gentleman. The character is described as a charismatic lady-killer who, thanks to his musical ability, has never held a regular job and who thinks Craig’s dedication to his students is a waste of time.
Hunger Games” standout Amandla Stenberg has also signed on to play Irene, a spunky, fearless and smart eighth grader who is desperate to learn to sing despite her terribly off-key voice and Craig’s reluctance to teach her.
Stenberg will also be voicing a character in “Rio 2.”