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Probably the best revival of TV history is here- TBS has finally ordered 10 episodes of Chad. The Nasim Pedrad comedy was initially requested by Fox for a pilot in 2016. But 3 years later, it will finally fulfill its television destiny. The series will feature Pedrad herself as a 14 year old high school Persian boy who desperately tries to fit in, cope with his mother’s dating life, and reconcile his cultural identity. Although a premiere date has not been announced yet, fans are eager to see Chad finally make it to screens. In fact, Pedrad’s former costar from New Girl Jake Johnson is also delighted that the show has finally been picked up.
Jake Johnson Appreciates Nasim Pedrad and Upcoming Show ‘Chad’
When the news of Pedrad’s show being picked up by TBS came out, Jake Johnson surely was unable to contain his excitement. He took to Instagram to share a news headline on the topic claiming that he just saw the pilot. But the actor clarified that it was not yet out to the public, and hopefully will be soon. Johnson mentioned Nasim Pedrad appreciating the pilot titling it as one of the funniest things ever. Not just that, but he also expressed how he was totally in love with Chad.
Johnson applauding Pedrad for her work is no surprise. The two actors have previously worked together on American sitcom New Girl. New Girl revolves around Zoeey Deschanel (Jess) who moves in with three single guys. The cast consisted of Deschanel, Jake Johnson (Nick), Max Greenfield (Schmidt), Hannah Simone (Cece) and Lamorne Morris (Winston). Nasim Pedrad played the role of Aly Nelson, Winston’s policeman girlfriend.
What do we know about ‘Chad’?
Nasim Pedrad is now working on the ten episodes of her upcoming TBS show Chad. Apart from playing the lead, she is also working behind the camera to run the show. Nasim is directing the show as well as writing it.
The plot revolves around the title character (Pedrad) who navigates his first year of high school on a mission to become popular. Chad’s friendships and sanity are pushed to the limits as he uses every tactic at his disposal to befriend the cool kids, while enduring his mother’s new dating life and reconciling with his cultural identity.
For the show, Nasim Pedrad has revealed that,
I’m so grateful to TBS for believing in Chad and giving an adult woman the opportunity to live her dream of playing a jarringly awkward teenage boy, while also running the show behind the camera.
Fans are hoping to have a premiere day out soon.