According to Deadline, Ash vs Evil Dead star Bruce Campbell has officially signed on for a guest-starring role in Peacock’s upcoming fourth season of the Glenn Howerton-led comedy series A.P. Bio. This casting news comes after more than seven months since the comedy series secured its fourth season renewal from the streamer.
Campbell is set to portray the role of John Griffin, the father of Howerton’s Jack Griffin. He is described as an absent father to Jack most of his life, but due to a recently spiritual awakening, he hopes he can be able to reconnect with his son.
A.P. Bio follows disgraced Harvard philosophy scholar Jack Griffin as he is forced to return to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio as an advanced-placement biology teacher, choosing not to teach the class in the slightest and instead focus on how to get revenge on his former rival Miles Griffin, while Principal Ralph Durbin attempts to rein him in.
The series stars Glenn Howerton in the lead role as the cynical and frustrated Jack along with Patton Oswalt, Tom Bennett, Lyric Lewis, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique, Paula Pell, Aparna Brielle, Jacob Houston, Allisyn Arm, Nick Peine, Eddie Leavy.
A.P. Bio is written and created by Mike O’Brien (Saturday Night Live). Executive producers are O’Brien, Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer, Seth Meyers, and Mike Shoemaker.
The series had originally made its debut in 2018 on NBC. Despite earning positive reviews, NBC had still decided to cancel the series after two seasons. However, due to the strong support from fans including celebrities such as Mark Hamill, the network decided to reverse its decision and moved the series to its new streaming service.