We’re getting the first look at Chuck Lorre’s new military vet comedy United States of Al. CBS dropped the first trailer Thursday night during Young Sheldon. The multi-camera United States of Al, starring Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young, hails from Lorre and Big Bang Theory alums David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari.
Created by Goetsch and Ferrari, United States Of Al revolves around the friendship between Riley (Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (“Al”) (Kalyan), the interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America.
The trailer opens with Riley greeting Al at the airport upon his arrival in the U.S. “I want to see everything,” says Al, “Washington, DC, Las Vegas, and what’s the name of that place that sells peanut butter and brings it to you on a forklift?”, to which Riley replies, “Costco.” The trailer also introduces Elizabeth Alderfer as Riley’s sister Lizzie; Dean Norris as Riley’s father, Art; Kelli Goss as Riley’s ex-wife Vanessa and Farrah Mackenzie as Hazel, Riley and Vanessa’s daughter.
Goetsch & Ferrari, Lorre, Reza Aslan, Mahyad Tousi and director Mark Cendrowski (pilot only) are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions.
United States of Al is Lorre’s fifth comedy at CBS joining Young Sheldon; No. 2 comedy Mom; last season’s most-watched new comedy series, Bob ♥ Abishola; and freshman B Positive.
United States of Al premieres Thursday, April 1 at 9:30 pm on CBS.
Watch the trailer above.
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