Grasie Mercedes is the latest to join the cast as a series regular of the forthcoming NBC comedy Grand Crew from Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Phil Augusta Jackson and Dan Goor.
Grand Crew follows a group of young professionals are all trying to navigate the ups and downs of life and love in Los Angeles — and they always find time to gather at their favorite bar to “wine down” and unpack it all. There’s Noah, a hopeless romantic too eager to settle down; Nicky, a go-getter in both real estate and romance; Sherm, a low-key genius who plays the dating odds; Anthony, whose true love is his career; and Wyatt, who’s relieved to be married and out of the dating scene. And just like wine, their friendship gets better with time. Mercedes will play Fay, a recently divorced transplant to Los Angeles who becomes fast friends with the regulars at Eastside Cru.
Representing the Dominican commuinity, Mercedes joins a cast that includes Nicole Byer, Justin Cunningham, Aaron Jennings, Echo Kellum and Carl Tart. Jackson will write and executive produce. Mo Marable will direct and co-executive produce the pilot. Goor will executive produce. Grand Crew is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Mercedes credits include 9-1-1, Good Trouble, Southland, The Affair and Criminal Minds. She also recently wrote on NBC’s Perfect Harmony. Mercedes is a former improviser and sketch comedy actor and an alumna of both iO West and UCB. She also recently wrapped season two of her podcast “Not (Blank) Enough.”
She is repped by CAA and Katie Newman at 3 Arts Entertainment