Brian d’Arcy James (Spotlight, NBC’s Smash) has been cast as the co-lead opposite Jermaine Fowler in Superior Donuts, CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot written/executive produced by The Odd Couple showrunner Bob Daily and Community alums Neil Goldman & Garrett Donovan.
Based on the play by Tracy Letts, Superior Donuts follows the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, Arthur (James), his new young employee, Franco (Fowler), andtheir patrons in a gentrifying neighborhood of Chicago. As Arthur’s new (and only) employee, Franco’s going to make it his mission to drag the shop — and Arthur, a typically gruff, to-the-point Chicagoan and the patriarch to his loyal customers — into the 21stcentury…
Daily, who serves as showrunner, executive produces the pilot alongside Goldman, Donovan, Mark Teitelbaum, John Montgomery and 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Josh Lieberman.
James played Matt Carroll in the Oscar-winning Spotlight, sharing a cast SAG Award. He’s a three-time Tony Award nominee who is currently starring on Broadway in Something Rotten and originated the role of King George in Hamilton off-Broadway.
James is repped by Gersh and Thruline.