Pilot Scoop: Ashley Williams Cast as Kelly Preston's Sister in ABC's Keep Calm
Ashley Williams (How I Met Your Mother) has been tapped to replace Majandra Delfino (State of Georgia) in ABC’s untitled comedy from Accidentally on Purpose‘s Andrea Abbate, TVLine has learned.
The project, fka Keep Calm and Karey On, centers on Kelly Preston’s Karey, the clean-nosed black sheep in a family of petty thieves, drug addicts, and narcissists. When her brother is sent to prison, she decides to raise his kids along with her adopted black son and give them the normal lives they deserve.
Williams will play Karey’s clueless sister Penny, the role initially occupied by Delfino (who was let go for creative reasons).
Additionally, Haley Lu Richardson has been cast as Destiny, Karey’s teenage niece-turned-daughter.
The ensemble also includes Jane Seymour, Ella Anderson, Steve Talley and Isaac White.