by: Sammy Mink
Bradley Whitford has joined the cast of Showtime’s HAPPYISH. The comedy, created by Shalom Auslander, Ken Kwapis, and Alexandra Beattie, centers on a British ex-pat who suddenly realizes that he’s halfway to death and rapidly becoming obsolete. Should he try to be happier or just settle for what he’s already got? Whitford has been cast as Jonathan Cooke, the boss of Steve Coogan’s character, who is a legend in the advertising industry because of his creativity and his loose morals. Whitford replaces Rhys Ifans who starred as Cooke in the original pilot.
Whitford is best known for his time on Aaron Sorkin’s political drama The West Wing and the dramedy Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. On the silver screen, Whitford has appeared in films like Philadelphia, Billy Madison, and Saving Mr. Banks. Next up, Whitford will appear in the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light.