Nasim Pedrad‘s latest role is definitely not one she was born to play.
The Saturday Night Live alum will portray a 14-year-old male in Chad: An American Boy, a comedy pilot Fox greenlit on Wednesday.
Per the official synopsis, the series follows a young teen “in the throes of adolescence” who “is tasked with being the man of the house, which leaves him with all the responsibilities of being an adult without any of the perks.”
Pedrad also will serve as a writer and executive producer on the half-hour, single-camera comedy.
“I’m thrilled to be able to portray a Middle Eastern family not working for or against Jack Bauer on network TV,” Pedrad said in a statement. “Also, a big thank you to Fox for understanding that my true essence is that of an awkward and misguided 14-year-old boy.”
Pedrad’s recent TV credits include Scream Queens, New Girl and Mulaney.