NBC’s “Friends” Spin-Off “Joey” Begins Casting
February 9th, 2004
Will the “Friends” spin-off “Joey” establish itself as a successful series in its own right, as “Frasier” did in the wake of “Cheers,” or will it revive talk that the castmembers from NBC’s highest-rated comedy can’t go it alone?
Less than a week after “Friends” filmed its final scenes, NBC is hard at work casting that series’ spin-off, FilmJerk has learned from its sources. As has been already revealed, the series from Warner Bros. Television will take place in Los Angeles, with Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) moving there to pursue an acting career. But we are now able to reveal that Joey’s newest friends will include be a hairdressing sister, a nephew described as “socially awkward a la Seth Cohen from “The O.C.”" and a love interest.
According to casting documents currently making their way around casting agents’ offices this morning (who are calling the roles “the gets” of the fall), three series regulars for the show will be:
There is no mention of former "Hollyoaks" actor Jamie Dodd as a member of the cast. The actor (and his publicist) made international news when they said in late September that he had been cast for the show, and that the pilot would shoot in October. He said then he would plays Joey's English nephew.
Kevin Bright will direct the pilot episode, expected to begin in early March. Executive producers for the series will be Scott Silveri, Shana Goldberg-Meehan and Kevin Bright.
Executive Producers: Scott Silveri Shana Goldberg-Meehan Kevin Bright
Director: Kevin Bright
Casting Directors: Brian Myers (Los Angeles) and Meg Simon (New York)
Start Date: TBD
Location: Los Angeles