EIGHTH GRADE's Jake Ryan Cast in Nasim Pedrad's CHAD

EIGHTH GRADE's Jake Ryan Cast in Nasim Pedrad's CHAD

Deadline reports that Eighth Grade's Jake Ryan will lead opposite Nasim Pedrad in TBS comedy pilot Chad.

Created and written by Pedrad, Chad is a Middle-Eastern family comedy that follows a 14-year-old Persian boy, played by Pedrad, during high school as he desperately tries to fit in, cope with his mother's dating life, and reconcile his cultural identity.

Ryan will play Peter, Chad's best friend, a sweet nerd who has nothing to prove and is "unbothered that puberty is destroying him."

Peter has no particular angst about attending his first day at high school. He is content with not being popular and is ready to have a great time, unlike the neurotic Chad.

Read the original story on Deadline.

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