Meet Miranda Sing’s mother and uncle. The Office alumna Angela Kinsey and Steve Little (The Grinder) are set to co-star opposite Colleen Ballinger-Evans in the YouTube personality’s eight-episode Netflix half-hour comedy series Haters Back Off, from The Firm. Based on actress-comedian-singer Ballinger-Evans’s most popular character, Miranda Sings, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings (Ballinger-Evans), an incredibly confident, totally untalented star on the rise who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it’s just no one knows it yet. Kinsey will play Miranda’s mother, Bethany; Little will play Miranda’s uncle, Jim. Both characters had been referenced by Miranda on YouTube for years but never seen. The way Bethany dotes on her daughter helps explain Miranda’s peculiar behavior; while Miranda has suggested that she and her uncle have a unique relationship.
Like she did with the series pickup announcement, Colleen Ballinger-Evans unveiled the castings in character on YouTube. She was joined by Kinsey (video above).
Ballinger-Evans introduced the Miranda Sings character in 2008, basing it partly on young women she met in college, according to her own account. In addition to playing it online in more than 500 videos to date, Ballinger-Evans also has been doing live Miranda Sings shows on stage.
Ballinger-Evans developed Haters Back Off with her brother, Chris Ballinger, and Perry Rein & Gigi McCreery through The Firm. The four executive produce with The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry. Rein and McCreery serve as showrunners.
Haters Back Off is produced by Canadian Production Services company Brightlight Pictures for Netflix.
Little is repped by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment, UTA and attorneys Jeff Endlich and David Krintzman. Kinsey is repped by LINK, UTA and Felker, Toczek.