The student has become the teacher.
Additionally, Lenora Crichlow — currently co-starring in the Peacock’s just-cancelled sitcom A to Z — is also joining the series as a regular.
In Mr. Robinson, The Office vet portrays a struggling musician who leads a double life. At night, he and his brother Ben (not yet cast) jam in a rock band called “Nasty Delicious,” and their career has been going nowhere fast for a decade. By day, he has a gig that pays the bills; he’s a substitute Music teacher with the Chicago School District.
Grammar plays Ashleigh Willows, a Math teacher at Studs Terkel who moonlights as an exotic dancer to help pay off her mortgage and allow her to see the world during her summer breaks.
Crichlow co-stars as Victoria Wavers, a a former Wall Street trader who did very well for herself. She left the Street to pursue her true calling as a high school English teacher at Studs. She used to go to high school with Craig, who had an unrequited schoolboy crush on her.
The cast also includes Jean Smart (as the school’s principal), Ben Koldyke (as gym teacher Jimmy) and Amandla Stenberg (as student Halle).