Welcome to the classroom, Josh Segarra. The Puerto Rican actor has joined the cast of the award-winning ABC sitcom Abbott Elementary for its third season.
According to Deadline, Segarra will play a character named Manny, one of three “good-natured Philadelphia school district representatives who aim to bring fresh perspectives to their roles as school ambassadors.”
Currently, Segarra stars in the Apple TV+ comedy series The Big Door Prize. He also recently had a recurring role in the second season of the pro-wrestling drama Heels on Starz. Before that, Segarra’s biggest TV roles came in The Electric Company, Sirens, The Other Two, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, and the CW superhero series Arrow, where he played district attorney Adrian Chase, who is later revealed to be the villain known as Prometheus.
Segarra’s most recent film role came last year in the sequel Scream VI, opposite Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega.
News of Segarra’s new gig on network TV seemed to excite social media users. At least one fan of the show had already noticed Segarra in a recent promo for the series and wondered if her eyes were deceiving her.
Some fans were hoping Segarra would play a teacher at the school.
Others just hoped the show’s creator and lead actress, Quinta Brunson, cast him as a love interest for her character, Janine Teagues.
Whatever Brunson has planned for Josh Segarra in Season 3, we’ve already taken our front-row seats and are paying close attention to the lesson.
Abbott Elementary season 3 premieres February 7, 2024, on ABC and streams on Hulu.