‘Superstore’ Casts ‘This Is Us’ Star Chrissy Metz in Special Season 4 Role
The actress, known for her dramatic work on the series chronicling the Pearson family story, gears up for a comedic turn as Luanne. What brings Luanne to the St. Louis Cloud 9 location? As a Human Resources representative for the company, she’ll be investigating a recent “flurry of public embarrassing tweets.”
And even with the comedic tone of the show, Metz’s Luanne is described as “all-business” when it comes to her job. The news comes just days before Superstore‘s March 7 return after being on hiatus since December 13, and days before This Is Us‘ March 5 return — the series was on a two-week hiatus.
More details on Metz’s character have not been released at this time, but don’t expect to see her infiltrate the half-hour comedy for a while — Luanne isn’t expected to arrive until May. Until then, fans can enjoy Metz on the network’s award-winning drama as her character Kate continues her journey to becoming a mother.
By the time Luanne does arrive at St. Louis’ Cloud 9 branch, This Is Us will have finished its Season 3 run, making Metz’s appearance even more of a special treat for fans of her work.
Superstore, Returns Thursday, March 7, 8/7c, NBC