Sisters by chance, friends by choice… although the friends part might be questionable in this case if that promo is anything to go by. In a recently revealed exclusive from Entertainment Weekly, ABC has revealed that Ayo Edibiri has joined the cast of Abbott Elementary!
Edibiri is set to play Ayesha, Janine’s sister whom she has a rocky relationship with. In the past few episodes, more backstory has been revealed concerning Janine’s upbringing, including the rift between her, Ayesha, and their mother that formed as a result of the latter two’s constant arguments and more. Despite that, Ayesha is supposed to come
Edibiri is an up-and-coming star, most recently having starred on FX’s hit new show, The Bear, alongside Jeremy Allen White. She is also slated to appear in Marvel’s Thunderbolts and has experience in the writers’ room on projects like What We Do In the Shadows and Dickinson, which she also acted on.
The Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning show Abbott Elementary airs on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m ET/ 8 p.m. CT. Check out all of our other coverage on the show here (including episodic recaps) and stay tuned for more updates.