Starting its production in February this year, This Fool was inspired by the life of Chris Estrada, who appeared in 2019 as one of the Comedy Central Up Next Comedians. Estrada not only plays the lead in the series but also serves as a writer and executive producer along with the Company’s Pat Bishop, Jake Weisman and Matt Ingebretson, with Fred Armisen, Jonathan Groff, and Black-ish as the executive producer. In addition, the series is produced by the American television production company ABC Signature.
What Is This Fool About?
“This Fool” revolves arounf Julio Lopez, a self-described “punk-ass bitch” who still lives at home and goes out of his way to help everyone but himself. Inspired by the life and stand-up comedy of star and co-creator Chris Estrada, this cinematic half-hour comedy explores Julio’s work at a nonprofit gang rehab organization and his efforts to overcome addiction issues along with his family as he navigates his work and life in South Central, Los Angeles.
This Fool Release Date
This Fool – previously titled ‘Punk-Ass Bitch’, has no premiere date yet.
This Fool is scheduled to premiere on Hulu (Ramy Season 3) soon. We are still waiting for the announcement of the official release date.
It is likely that this series will be released on the Hulu platform in mid-2022. We will update you when the official release date is out.
This Fool Cast: Michael Imperioli & Fabian Alomar Join Hulu Comedy Series
Written by rising Latin comedian Estrada and Corporate creators Jake Weisman, Matt Ingebretson and Pat Bishop, the series stars Estrada as Julio Lopez, a self-described “punk bitch” who still stays at home and tries his best to help everyone out but himself. The half-hour series shows Lopez working in a non-profit gang-rehab and his attempt to overcome addiction issues along with his family as he navigates his working-class life in South Central Los Angeles.
Imperioli will play Minister Leonard Payne, founder of the Hugs Not Thugs gang rehabilitation facility. He is fatherly, slightly short-tempered, broad-minded, and pragmatic. As a former mortgage broker who specializes in foreclosures, Payne had a breakdown and started on the road to recovery, holding his current nonprofit organization. but he learned one thing along the way, which he gave to Julio (Estrada): “I have a bad habit of focusing on other people’s problems, so I don’t have to deal with my own problems.”
Alomar will play Fabian, a former gang member who Julio (Estrada) convinces to join the program on Hugs Not Thugs. Initially skeptical, Fabian decided to register and become an active member of the organization.
The cast also includes series regulars Frankie Quinones, Michelle Ortiz, Laura Patalano and Julia Vera.
The show is created by Estrada, Weisman, Ingebretsen. executive producers of the show are Bishop, Fred Armisen, and the Black-ish EP Jonathan Groff. ABC Signature is the studio.
Imperioli earned an Emmy Best Supporting Actor award for his leading role as Christopher Moltisanti on HBO’s The Sopranos. He also wrote five episodes of the show and co-wrote the film Summer of Sam, directed by Spike Lee. He was most recently seen in Regina’s Oscar-nominated film King One Night in Miami after starring in NBC’s Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector. Other previous accolades include Governor Andrew Cuomo’s role in the Showtime miniseries Escape at Dannemora and the History Channel’s Project Blue Book. I perioli was replaced by Anonymous Content and The Gersh Agency.
Known as a professional skateboarder as well as an actor, Alomar was most recently seen as President of Portland in the FX series Maya MC and appeared as a supporting role in the feature Flamin’ Hot, directed by Eva Longoria. She was replaced by Danita Florance, AEFH/Pinnacle Theatrical.