The hour-long dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, about a Jewish American comedian living in the 1950s, has added This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown to its cast.
Brown announced today on his Twitter account his excitement for the casting news.
— Sterling K Brown (@SterlingKBrown) April 15, 2019
In the video, Brown says, “the Palladinos were kind enough to write a little something for ya boy, and I said, yes.”
Brown has a pretty substantial role in his award-winning performance as Randall Pearson in This Is Us. It is likely that this will be a small supporting role for Brown, based on his sentiment about the part and his already demanding TV and film schedule.
He’s spent a great deal of time doing voiceover work with two projects underway, (both movie sequels) The Angry Birds Movie 2 and Frozen II. He also has films Waves, The Rhythm Section and Rise on the horizon.
A show steeped in Jewish American culture, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel isn’t very diverse. Journalist Diedre Johnson wrote a humorous op-ed re-imagining of Mrs. Maisel in her editorial What If The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Was A Woman of Color? It would be nice to see a splash of color on the award-winning Amazon series — and it appears that is exactly what we will get with Sterling K. Brown.
Maybe the idea of The Marvelous Mrs. Jackson with Sterling K. Brown’s character as a spinoff could be a reality.
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online community for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She's the primary film critic for BGN and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critic Association