It’s about time!
According to Deadline, actor William Stanford Davis has just gotten the promotion of a lifetime as he will now be recognized as a series regular on the hit TV show Abbott Elementary.
Davis appeared in every episode of the show’s freshman season as the hilarious and trash-obsessed custodian Mr. Johnson, but his role was technically considered a recurring one. In the upcoming second season, he’ll now get the benefits of working full time – even if his character isn’t always doing his job.
Deadline notes that this is Davis’ first series role in his 27-year acting career.
Johnson stole almost every scene and sub-plot he was involved in throughout season one, similar to comedian Janelle James. James just scored one of many Emmy nominations last week, alongside series creator Quinta Brunson and co-stars Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris) and Sheryl Lee Ralph (Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit) . Perhaps now this opens the door for Davis to get a nomination in the future too.
Shot in a style reminiscent of The Office, the mockumentary sitcom follows the lives of several employees at a fictional and traditionally Black school (named Abbott Elementary) in Philadelphia. While teachers are reputed to be some of society’s most organized people, the show proves that sometimes even they don’t have life figured out.
Season 2 premieres this fall only on ABC.