Leah Remini has been cast as a conservative lesbian for an upcoming Fox comedy pilot.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Remini will play Jean, a conservative lesbian “who loves her country and firmly believes in everyone’s right to be left alone.” She is raising her two children with her wife and her ex-husband who lives in the garage.
The still-untitled series will come from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” creator Rob McElhenney and executive producer Rob Rosell.”It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Sunny co-creator Glenn Howerton, star Charlie Day and Executive Producer Nick Frenkel will also executive produce the series. Howerton, Day and Frenkel are expected to make on-screen appearances.
Remini’s last comedy sitcom role was in “Kevin Can Wait” opposite Kevin James. She and James also appeared in the sitcom “King of Queens.”