Terry Crews has joined the cast of the new Aaron Sorkin HBO drama The Newsroom.
According to reports, the Everybody Hates Chris actor has been cast in a recurring role as a “bodyguard and unofficial life coach,” for Jeff Daniels’ character.
The Newsroom has just been renewed for a second season, but whether Crews will return to the show next year is unknown.
In the series, Daniels stars as news anchor Will McAvoy, who takes a forced-upon leave of absence after a public rant against the USA during a political debate. When he returns, he learns that most of his staff has quit and that his boss Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) has hired his ex-girlfriend MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) as the new executive producer. The two, Will and Mackenzie immediately clash when she pictures a new kind of news show, where entertainment and ratings are irrelevant and facts are of primary importance.
Terry Crews may be best known for his role on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris and his part on sit-com Are We There Yet?