“Weird al” Yankopoulos, who has played a series of quirky characters on “The Simpsons” for decades, will be a part of the network’s new “Big Bang Theory” in 2019, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
“We are excited to announce that we are bringing Al Yankopolos’ hilarious ‘The Weird Al’ to the ‘Big Bang’ and the ‘Walking Dead’ universes, where he will appear in the latter show’s first season and ‘The New Adventures of Old Town’,” a representative for the network told THR.
Yankowitz will star in the first season of “Big Bads” as the titular town of “The Weirdaland.”
The actor will portray “Sally” on the series, who is a former mayor who has been living in a townhouse for the past 30 years.
The character will also serve as a voice of reason in the episodes “A Walk in the Woods” and “The Bionic Woman.”
Yankovsky, who had previously voiced the town’s mayor in the TV show “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” has appeared in several episodes of “Walking Wild” and is repped by WME.
The new “Bionic Woman” series is slated to premiere in 2019.
In the wake of “Deadliest Catch” getting canceled, the “Bigg Boss” star was tapped to host “The Big Bads,” which he is directing.
“The series has a strong cast including actors who are familiar to ‘The Real World’ audience, including James Franco, Aaron Paul, Aaron Ryder and Rhea Seehorn, as well as some unknowns like Tom Berenger, Tom Cavanagh, John C. Reilly, and Adam Scott,” the network said in a statement.
“They have all proven themselves as creative and talented creators who have a passion for storytelling, and this is their first series on a network they have previously worked with.”
“The cast of ‘The Bigg Boss’ has been a great fit for this network,” said Fox Television Group president Jeff Zucker.
“Al Yankoopolos brings the unique comedic sensibilities of his character, and his comedic timing and comedic timing with this show are unique to the franchise, and to Fox, so we are very excited to welcome him as one of our breakout stars.”
The character is based on the real-life comedian and “Wigwam” host.
“I love this opportunity,” Yankopopoulos said.
“It feels great to be working with Fox on something I’ve always been passionate about and something I’m going to be able to bring to this new series.
I can’t wait to bring ‘The Wiggles’ to life.”
“I’ve been a fan of ‘Wigtown’ for many years, and I’m excited to finally be a full-time resident,” Yanks said.
He added, “This will be one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever done.
I’ve loved working with the team and I love to create my own characters.
I am so excited to be on the show.”