Chad will continue on Roku.
Season 2 of Nasim Pedrad's comedy will now live on Roku after being canceled by TBS. The coming-of-age series, which sees Saturday Night Live vet Pedrad star as a Persian-American teenage boy, first called Fox home before moving over to TBS.
Pedrad expressed her mixed feelings about Chad's pickup in the midst of unrest in Iran. "So much of my heart is infused in this show," she said. "While I feel conflicted celebrating anything right now as the people of my homeland are in the midst of a revolution against an oppressive regime, I’m grateful to have a platform where I can talk about it."
"I’m grateful to be part of a diaspora of Iranians, all from various sectors, utilizing their reach and resources to help amplify the voices of the Iranian people," she continued. "And I’m especially grateful to be promoting a show that portrays an Iranian American family from a place of humor, humanity, and empathy— something I had longed for growing up."
The series also stars Jake Ryan, Paul Chahidi, Saba Homayoon, Ella Mika, Alexa Loo, Thomas Barbusca, and newcomer Sara Lalal Rowe. Pedrad serves as co-showrunner with Max Searle. Season 2 is set to pick up with newly-elected Class President Chad navigating unfamiliar waters, a scandal, and an unexpected new love interest.
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