Gregg Sulkin to Headline MTV’s New Comedy Pilot “Faking It”
Gregg Sulkin has been teasing us all week that he had some big news to reveal and now we know what it is!
According to THR, Gregg has landed the lead role in MTV’s new comedy pilot titled “Faking It.” The show comes from Carter Covington, the creator of “10 Things I Hate About You.” We were huge fans of that show so we have a feeling this one will be great.
The show follows two best friends who will do almost anything to fit in and be popular in high school, including pretending to be something they’re not.
In addition to Gregg, the show will star “American Idol” alum Katie Stevens and Bailey Buntain from “Bunheads.”
Gregg will play Liam, a sexy high school artist who is tolerate, cares about the environment and is good with his hands. Nearly every girl would kill to date him but none have understood him — until Karma arrives and sees through his art and into his soul.
Stevens will play Karma, an upbeat and optimistic high school sophomore who is sick of spending her Friday nights watching Netflix with her best friend Amy. Convinced they’re in danger of falling off the social ladder, Karma is thrilled when she and Amy are invited to the hottest party of the year — especially because Liam will be there.
Rita Volk (Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles) will play Amy, who unlike her longtime best friend, is cynical and a pessimist. She has a strained relationship with her mother and soon-to-be stepsister Lauren, who recently moved into their home.
Bailey Buntain will portray Lauren, the new girl in school and Amy’s stepsister. She’s polished and pretty and feels like she should be the most popular girl in school. The character is determined to return their “kumbaya, socialist” high school to its “natural order.” But her entitled, elitist attitude pushes everyone away accept her two mousy sidekicks and dumb jock boyfriend.
Michael Willett (United States of Tara) will play Shane, Liam’s best friend and the most popular kid at school. The character is openly gay with an androgynous vibe that goes well with his eclectic sense of style. Shane is over-the-top in his drive to keep his high school a tolerant, accepting place.
Congrats Gregg & cast!
Very excited to be part of this project. New journey. New people. Thank you all for your support. As always, very grateful.
— Gregg Sulkin (@greggsulkin) August 23, 2013