Comedian-writer Yassir Lester (The Carmichael Show) has been cast opposite Adam Pally in Making History, Fox’s single-camera time-travel comedy pilot executive produced by Phil Lord, Chris Miller & Julius “Goldy” Sharpe. Written by Sharpe, Making History revolves around three unlikely friends who find an even less likely way to travel through time, irreversibly complicating their personal lives in 2016. Lester will play Chris, a 30-year-old history professor and the most popular teacher on campus, with good reason. He has a gift of inspiring people by making his encyclopedic knowledge of history accessible. Women love him and guys want to be his buddy, but when he goes to the past, it quickly unravels. Yassir is currently working double duty on the writing staff of The Carmichael Show and Girls but will take a brief hiatus to shoot this pilot. He’s repped by UTA, Truhett/Garcia Management and attorneys Jamie Feldman and Cindy Farrelly Gesner at Lichter Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.
Daniel Bonjour has joined the cast of Frequency, the CW’s drama pilot based on Toby Emmerich’s sci-fi thriller. The TV series, written by Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver, centers on Raimy, a female police detective in 2016 who discovers that she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father, Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith), a detective who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day. Bonjour will play Daniel Badour, a handsome man with infectious charm who’s an up-and-coming architect and is deeply in love with Raimy and planning to propose. He’s gravely concerned by Raimy’s apparently insane claims that she’s communicating with her dead father in the past. Bonjour, repped by Vincent Cirrincione Associates, has recurred on The Walking Dead and Satisfaction.