Milana Vayntrub (Other Space) is set as a series regular opposite Judy Greer in Fox’s untitled Laura Steinel comedy pilot (aka HR). The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers around Jane (Greer), the over-used and under-appreciated head of H.R. for a Fox plastic molding plant, who is caught between trying to manage her charmingly incompetent human resources department and a new eccentric CEO who dreams of bringing the New Jersey plastics plant into the future. Vayntrub will play Alex, who’s new to the company’s H.R department and the adult workplace as this is her first job in the real world. Vayntrub recurred on Netflix’s Love and HBO’s Silicon Valley and will next be seen in a supporting role in Ghostbusters. She’s repped by UTA, Primary Wave Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.
Matthew Mindler (Our Idiot Brother) has been cast as a series regular in Fox pilot Chad: An American Boy, a single-camera Middle Eastern family comedy co-created by and starring Saturday Night Live alumna Nasim Pedrad and directed by Jason Winer. Written by Pedrad & Rob Rosell, Chad centers on a 14-year-old boy (Pedrad) in the throes of adolescence who’s tasked with being the man of the house, which leaves him with all the responsibilities of being an adult without any of the perks. Mindler will play Chad’s (Pedrad) best – make that only- friend, an aloof, pubescent, oddly content kid. He’s repped by Innovative Artists and Inspired Artist Management.