Emily Ratajkowski, The Get Down alum Shameik Moore, American Vandal‘s Calum Worthy and Jimmy Tatro and YouTube star Lilly Singh and are set to star in Bright Futures, NBC’s single-camera comedy from Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and spinoff Grown-ish writers Hale Rothstein, Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis. Additionally, Lisa Kudrow has signed on to narrate the ABC Studios pilot.
Written by Rothstein, Segal and Schamis, Bright Futures centers on a group of friends all stumbling through the transition from the clueless, immature twentysomethings they are now to the successful professionals they’re destined to be.
Ratajkowski will play Sarah, a girl-next-door type but also with a behind-the-ear tattoo. She can just as easily bro out with the guys as she can be the girliest girl.
Moore plays Aaron, one of four friends living in an L.A. apartment. A drinking blowout on the night he passed the bar put a halt to any grandiose ideas and he now works as a lowly personal injury attorney…
Worthy plays another roommate, Danny. He’s a gung-ho yet ultra-neurotic USC film school grad and a wannabe screenwriter who’s just landed his first job working for Hollywood’s hottest up-and-coming writer.
Singh plays another roommate, Sid. She’s a recent med school graduate and who became a doctor mostly so people would call her a doctor.
Tatro plays Berger. On the surface he’s the hater of the crew, but deep down he’s incredibly loyal and would be the first one to take a bat to someone for any one of his friends.
Barris executive produces through his production company Khalabo Ink Society, alongside Rothstein. Segal and Schamis co-executive produce.
Moore is repped by CAA, Three Six Zero Group, and McKuin Frankel Whitehead. Worthy is repped by UTA, CTM International, Paul Young and Mike Griffin at Make Good Content and Myman Greenspan. Shameik is repped by Three Six Zero, CAA and McKuin Frankel Whitehead. Tatro is repped by UTA and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson. Ratajkowski is repped by UTA, Evan Hainey at Untitled Entertainment and attorney Greg Slewett at Bloom, Hergott. Singh is repped by WME and manager Sarah Weichel.