The show is a multi-camera comedy about the friendship between Riley (Young), a Marine combat veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life in Ohio, and Awalmir (Kalyan), the Interpreter who served with his unit in Afghanistan and has just arrived to start a new life in America.
Young is best known for his two-season series regular role on Bravo’s “Imposters.” He will next be seen recurring in Lena Waithe’s upcoming series “Twenties” at BET. Young was also a series regular on Fox’s “Enlisted, as well as ABC’s “Suburgatory.” On the film side, he was a lead in the independent feature “Fourth Man Out” and the movie “Animal,” produced by Flower Films. In addition, he appeared in the Isaac Feder directed comedy “Sex Ed.”
He is represented by Gersh and David Dean Management.
“The United States of Al” hails from “Big Bang Theory” executive producers David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari. Both serve as writers on the series and executive produce along with Lorre. Religious studies scholar Reza Aslan and Mahyad Tousi will also executive produce. Warner Bros Television, where Lorre is under an overall deal, will produce.
Lorre’s other current shows are “Bob Hearts Abishola,” “Mom,” and “Young Sheldon,” all of which air on CBS. He also created the Golden Globe-winning Netflix series “The Kominsky Method,” the second season of which debuted in October.
Deadline first reported Young’s casting.