Steve Talley (Pretty Little Liars) has been cast as the male lead opposite Ashley Tisdale and Aimee Carrero in Freeform’s Young & Hungry spinoff, now in the works. The project, which will be titled Young & Sofia, will be introduced as a planned spinoff in the eighth episode of Young & Hungry‘s current fourth season. Also guest starring in that episode with an option to be a series regular on the potential spinoff is Ryan Pinkston, who recently co-starred alongside Tisdale on the TBS comedy series Clipped.
In Young & Sofia, Carrero reprises her co-starring role from the original series, Sofia Rodriguez, an ambitious banking intern and best friend and roommate to Gabi (Emily Osment). The proposed spinoff will follow Sofia (Carrero) as she lands a job working for an overbearing boss at Click’d Media, Logan Rawlings, the magazine editor/lesbian character Tisdale originated in two guest starring appearances on Young & Hungry, which she executive produces, along with the spinoff.
Talley plays Kendrick, a super-hot, sexy and masculine journalist with Click’d Media, poached from The New York Times, whom Sofia is immediately intrigued by.
Pinkston plays Leo. Insecure and brash, energetic with a self-deprecating wit, he is the pop culture editor at Click’d Media and competitive with Kendrick. He immediately spots Sofia as Logan’s next interviewee and is impressed by her easy chutzpah.
Talley, repped by Domain and Framework, most recently co-starred in the NBC comedy pilot Sebastian, from producer Greg Garcia, this past season. Pinkston is repped by the Don Buchwald Agency, Principato Young Entertainment and attorney Lev Ginsburg.