Lea Michele Joins ABC's Daveed Diggs Comedy
The actress will not return to Fox’s ‘Scream Queens’ should the anthology be renewed for a third season.Lea Michele has booked her next act. The Glee and Scream Queens favorite has joined the cast of ABC’s untitled city mayor comedy pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. From ABC Studios and Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs, the project explores what happens when an outspoken, idealistic rapper named Courtney (Search Party’s Brandon Micheal Hall) runs for office as a publicity stunt. When he actually gets elected, he surprises everyone (including himself) when he has a natural knack for the job and slowly transforms City Hall. Details on the role Michele will play were not immediately available as the part is being adjusted to specifically accommodate the actress. The character originally was planned to be Courtney’s chief of staff. It’s unclear if that will remain as the part continues to shift with Michele’s commitment to the project. The ABC comedy marks her first pilot since Fox’s Glee and first series-regular role outside of the Ryan Murphy universe.