Written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and exec produced by Dave Hemingson, Chunk & Bean is a dual-family comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other.
Gunn will play Dr. Connie Dawson, Chuck’s stern but (mostly) fair mother, a psychologist who works out of her home office. Connie loves Chunk, and that love takes the form of constant monitoring of his food intake and prodding him to slim down.
Gunn joins previously cast Adam Rodriguez. First-time developers Herro and Donovan, who penned the script inspired by their childhood, executive produce alongside Hemingson for ABC Studios.
This marks the first major TV comedy gig for Gunn, who won two Emmys for her role in Breaking Bad and recently starred on the Fox murder mystery drama Gracepoint. She will next be seen in the feature Sully. Gunn is repped by ICM Partners and MGMT Entertainment.