Lea Michele joins Daveed Diggs' ABC comedy pilot
Lea Michele is headed to City Hall.
The Glee and Scream Queens actress has joined the cast of ABC’s untitled comedy pilot about an upstart mayor, EW has learned.
Hamilton star Daveed Diggs is executive producing the project, which will star Brandon Micheal Hall (TBS’ Search Party) as an outspoken rapper who, as a publicity stunt, runs for office, gets elected, and finds that he actually has a knack for the job. Details about Michele’s role have yet to emerge.
Jeremy Bronson (The Mindy Project) is writing the script and will executive produce alongside Diggs, Jamie Tarses, Scott Stuber, and James Griffiths. Griffiths will direct the pilot.
Michele is also set to appear in Hulu’s sci-fi anthology series Dimension 404 and recently announced a forthcoming album, Places.