Evangeline Young (ABC’s Emergence) has been cast as a series regular in ABC’s new comedy pilot “The Son In Law”, from 20th Century Television. Young will star alongside Chris Sullivan (This Is Us), Reema Sampat (Orange Is the New Black), Meera Simhan (The Flash) and Anupam Kher (New Amsterdam).
The single-camera show will be written and executive produced by Ajay Sahgal (The Carmichael Show) and executive produced by Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar. Kasdan and Mar have produced Disney+’s Doogie Kamealoha M.D., ABC‘s Fresh Off the Boat, and Disney+’s upcoming American Born Chinese.
In “The Son In Law,” a salt-of-the-earth man, Jake (Sullivan), finds himself seeking the approval of his new fiancée Asha’s (Sampat) sophisticated parents, even as he is a difficult-to-impress father-in-law to his daughter’s longtime boyfriend.
According to Deadline, Young will play Charlotte Walton. She’s Jake’s (Sullivan) only child, a smart, tough social-justice minded recent college graduate who is deeply in love with her boyfriend Ben, an EMT with whom she lives in a third story walk-up in the Bronx. Quirky, funny and strong-minded, Charlie is thrilled that she has become pregnant, and will opt not to apply to law school and concentrate on just “being a mom.” Needless to say, when her dad hears about her pregnancy and her plan, he’s not a very happy camper, especially since Charlie and Ben haven’t been together long, and Ben is so much older than Charlie…
Kasdan’s The Detective Agency is producing. 20th Television is the studio.
Young’s previous credits include CBS’s Bull and the feature Call Jane.
If “The Son In Law” receives a series order, we expect to see the show arrive on Hulu and internationally on Disney+.