Birdie is set to play a non-binary recurring character in the show. This will be the 12-year-old’s first major acting role since guest starring in Philipps hit series Cougar Town.
Series creator Gloria Calderón Kellett took to Twitter to express her excitement for the casting announcement. “More casting news.
I first met Birdie when they were a baby. It is thrilling that I now get to have them on my little show,” she wrote. Like their character, the young talent also identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.