EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen) is set for a recurring role in the second season of the CBS comedy The United States of Al, with Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young, by Chuck Lorre, David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari.
Created and written by Goetsch and Ferrari, The United States of Al talks about the friendship between Riley (Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (Al) (Kalyan), the performer who served with his unit in Afghanistan and arrived to start a new life in America.
Kelli Goss, Dean Norris and Elizabeth Alderfer are also on the bill.
Jones will play Lois, a divorcee who catches the attention of Art (Norris). Her character will be featured in Thursday’s episode.
Goetsch & Ferrari, Lorre, Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi are executive producers for Warner Bros. Television and Chuck Lorre Productions.
Jones is best known for creating the role of Heidi Hansen in the original Broadway cast. Dear Evan Hansen, for which she received a Tony Award, Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Lucille Lortel Award and Drama League nomination for her performance.
She recently appeared on Amazon Panic and was also seen on ABC Modern family, CBS ‘ God made me friendship, in the movie Lucas Hedges-Julia Roberts Ben is back, and Critical mind by John Leguizamo. She will also be seen in a recurring role in the second season of Why do women kill on Paramount +. It is replaced by Paradigm and The Katz Company.
United States of Al airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on CBS.