Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Development News - Krysta Rodriguez and Lauren Lapkus to Play Lead Roles in CBS' 'Sober Companion'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - April 6, 2022

CBS' Sober Companion and NBC's Lopez vs. Lopez.

  • Selenis Leyva, Brice Gonzalez and Matt Shively will co-star in the comedy pilot starring George Lopez and Mayan Lopez. Leyva previously starred for seven seasons in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and two seasons in Disney+'s Diary of a Future President. Gonzalez appears in the upcoming film Flamin' Hot. Shively starred for three seasons in Nickelodeon's True Jackson, VP and two seasons in ABC's The Real O'Neals.
  • Leyva will play Rosie, Mayan's mother, George's ex-wife, and the self-proclaimed best insurance agent in town. She is a ball of energy who is barely overbearing.
  • Gonzalez will play Chance, Mayan and Quinten's 5-year-old son. His favorite hobbies are meditating and bulking up on green juice. He's also George's favorite grandchild, if only by default.
  • Shively will play Quinten, Mayan's live-in boyfriend, Chance's father and the bane of George's existence.
  • Krysta Rodriguez and Lauren Lapkus will play the lead roles in the comedy pilot written by Gracie Glassmeyer and David Rosenthal. Rodriguez recently starred in the Netflix limited series Halston. Lapkus previously recurred on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, CBS' The Big Bang Theory and NBC's Good Girls.
  • Rodriguez will play Eliza, a fun-loving, quick-witted alcoholic who runs a bookstore/bar with her uncle in New Orleans. After one too many run-ins with the law, she is assigned a court-appointed Sober Companion, Shelley, who will force her to confront her demons, get her act together, and stay sober... all while driving her completely nuts.
  • Lapkus will play Shelley, a joyful, high-spirited oddball. Her methods are a bit unconventional and her relentless enthusiasm isn't everybody's cup of tea, but she's the best at what she does.