Taylor Lautner to Replace Andy Samberg in BBC Sitcom ‘Cuckoo’

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In today’s bizarre casting news, Taylor Lautner is joining the cast of BBC culture clash comedy Cuckoo, replacing Andy Samberg as the lead male actor.

Yes, you read that right. Taylor Lautner.

Lautner is set to play a mysterious young stranger who shows up in Lichfield, Staffordshire, where the show is based.

The second season of the show is set two years after the hippy title character Cuckoo, which was played by Saturday Night Live comedian Andy Samberg, disappeared while researching a book in the Himalayas, leaving his wife Rachel (Tamla Kari) to forge a new life.

“Cuckoo was one of BBC3’s most stand-out comedies, so I’m delighted to welcome it back with the addition of superstar Taylor Lautner joining the critically acclaimed Greg Davies and an outstanding British comedy cast for what will be one of the comedy treats of the year,” Zai Bennet, BBC3 controller, told The Guardian.

Good luck with that Mr. Lautner.