Deadline is reporting that Twilight’s Justin Chon (Eric Yorkie) has been cast in the comedy pilot The Gates along with Kathleen Rose Perkins, Diana Maria Riva and John Grisetti.
Based on the British series, The Gates is an adult ensemble comedy set at the front gates of an elementary school drop-off and revolves around the parents, school staff and 15-minute social minefield they have to navigate at the beginning and end of each school day. The show centers on the type-A Helen (Perkins), who just moved to town with her husband Mark and their eight year-old daughter for Helen’s big new job – the VP of Product Development at Williams-Sonoma. Riva will play Lindsay, the head of the PTA who is very easily pissed off. Grisetti will play Nat, the young-ish school principal, who thinks he’s beloved, but just kinda isn’t. Chon will play a funny “manny”, who, even though he’s young, has seen it all at the school, and he serves as a buddy/confidant to Mark.