Hollywood based Zimbabwean actress Alvina August reacts to being cast for recurring role in new Series 'Straight Man' : "Mbiri kuna Mwari kumusoro soro"

New AMC TV Series Straight Man by Bob Odenkirk Casts Zimbabwean actress Alvina August

US-based Zimbabwe-born actress Alvina August was recently cast for a recurring role in Bob Odenkirk’s new AMC Drama and Comedy series Straight Man, Greedysouth has discovered.

The Straight Man TV show is based on Richard Russo's novel of the same name and It was ordered as TV Series last April by AMC - an American multinational basic cable television channel owned by AMC Networks. 

New AMC TV Series Straight Man by Bob Odenkirk Casts Zimbabwean actress Alvina August
Alvina August
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Straight Man is a midlife crisis story told in the first person by William Henry Devereaux Jr, the anarchistic chairman of the English department of a failing Pennsylvania college. The series will also address concerns outside of academia, with Mirielle Enos playing Devereaux Jr's onscreen wife and Olivia Scott Welch playing his adult daughter. 

"Mbiri kuna Mwari kumusoro-soro" read her Instagram caption sharing the news that was first published on Variety.com. Alvina August will appear as June Washington-Chen, described as “an English professor who is temperate and careful. She is as savvy and individually minded as her husband, English professor Teddy Washington-Chen (Keng).” She joins previously revealed cast members like Sara Amini, Diedrich Bader, Suzanne Cryer, Mireille Enos, Olivia Scott Welch, Arthur Keng, and Cedric Yarbrough.

August who also recently secured a role on Fox TV Channel's comedy series Animal Control, is presently starring as Detective Karen Hart on the CW's "Nancy Drew," which will finish after the fourth season. She has also starred in Hulu's "Woke," Netflix's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," and NBC's "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist." She has appeared in films such as "Noelle," "Bad Times at the El Royale," and "The Intruder."

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Mungwadzi Godwin

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