It's official: Sloane Morgan Siegel has landed a series regular part on FOX's new pilot, Amy's Brother. The pilot is being produced by Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone, so it's a pretty big deal. They're not messing around!
According to Variety, the pilot is about "an unconventional family" that comes together when Michael Urie's character Matthew and his estranged sister Amy, played by Annie Mumulo, and her two kids are forced to live under the same roof. Sloane will be playing Zach, Amy's "entitled, popular 15-year-old" son.
Previously, Sloane starred in Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and the actor EXCLUSIVELY opened up to J-14 about why he's so excited for this new project. (The final episode of the show aired in July 2016.)
“Gortimer was an amazing intro for me and I’m so grateful that Amy’s Brother will be my next step. I’m excited to tackle a new, edgier role and show my fans a different side of my acting. There is an amazing cast and crew attached to this show and I can’t wait to catch up with old friends and make new ones," he told us.
More recently, he guest starred on Pure Genius, but it sounds like this will be an acting challenge for him. His Amy's Brother character sounds like a completely different role than his previous turn as Gortimer. Even though it will be a bit strange seeing Sloane play a sassy kid upset with his life being turned around, that's part of the fun!
As for the rest of the cast, Ursula Parker has been cast as Zach's shy preteen sister Abby, and Miguel Pinzon will play Josh, Matthew's assistant at his real estate office.
We can't wait to see it all come together in the pilot episode!