Brandon Jones has been cast in Fox‘s multi-camera comedy pilot/soon-to-be-series created/executive produced by Matt Hubbard and exec produced by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Directed/exec produced by Pam Fryman, the comedy is set at a women’s college that begins accepting men for the first time. Jones, repped by Greene & Associates and Velocity Entertainment, will play Gerald White, one of the four male students at the college — strapping, handsome, corn-fed, incredibly naive, from a town of 300 in Utah and a devoutly Mormon family.
Devin Ratray (Nebraska), Phil Morris and Dalpre Grayer have been cast in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot An American Education, based on the BBC Three series Bad Education. Jack Whitehall, who created and starred in the original series, is reprising his role as Alfie Wickers, now a British transplant and an unorthodox young teacher in the San Diego public school system. Ratray, repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Kind Management, will play Jeff Gelman, an often inappropriate history teacher in the Zinn/Chomsky mold, now on academic probation. He also stars in Blue Ruin, which won the Directors Fortnight at Cannes and had its Sundance premiere this week. Morris, repped by Innovative and CBE Enterprises, plays Eugene Booker, the naturally charismatic, eccentric, super-fit high school principal and war vet. Grayer plays one of Alfie’s students.