Thirtysomething(else), the sequel to Thirtysomething, has cast its first lead. Chris Wood, from The Vampire Diaries and Supergirl has been cast as the grown-up son of Hope and Michael.
“Wood will play Leo Steadman, Hope and Michael’s son and Janey’s brother. Good-looking and charming (not unlike his father), Leo is so intent on becoming a ‘big deal’ like his father that he skips steps along the way. His talent and grand ideas are tripped up by his lack of focus and follow-through.”
Some members from the original thirtysomething will return for the sequel series. Right now, Ken Olin, Mel Harris, Timothy Busfield and Patty Wettig are all reprising their roles. They will be seen in supporting roles.
This series comes from Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick. They were behind the original series as well. The new thirtysomething(else) has not been picked up to series yet, but chances are it will be.
What do you think? Were you a fan of the original thirtysomething? Will you watch thirtysomething(else)?