Tituss Burgess Will Be Seen in New NBC Comedy "Tooken"
03 Mar 2014
Broadway actor Tituss Burgess has landed a recurring role on the upcoming NBC series "Tooken," according to Deadline.com.
The new series is from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, a follow-up to the award-winning "30 Rock," in which Burgess had been seen as the flamboyant D'Fwan.
Writers Fey and Carlock will serve as showrunners for the 13-episode comedy, which will star Ellie Kemper.
"Tooken," according to Deadline, "centers on Kimmy (Kemper) who escapes from a doomsday cult and starts life over in New York. Burgess will play a gay, larger-than-life, genuinely talented singer who has never made it to Broadway and lives hand-to-mouth, working as a robot in Times Square. His relationship with Kimmy will re-energize him."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.