‘Ted Lasso’s Toheeb Jimoh Signs With WME – Deadline

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EXCLUSIVE: Toheeb Jimoh, who broke out this previous yr on the Emmy-winning sequence Ted Lasso, has signed with WME for illustration.

In the Apple TV+ sports activities comedy from creators Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly and Bill Lawrence, which has exploded as a popular culture phenomenon since its August 2020 debut, the actor portrays Nigerian soccer participant Sam Obisany.

Jimoh, who was honored as this yr’s Breakthrough Artist on the Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Cinema & Television, will quickly begin manufacturing on Ted Lasso Season 3, after wrapping manufacturing on Amazon Prime’s The Power. The unique drama sequence primarily based on the bestselling novel by Naomi Alderman is about within the dystopian future and follows a gaggle of women who out of the blue achieve mysterious powers that enable them to electrocute individuals with their arms.

Jimoh garnered robust evaluations for his efficiency because the titular character in Jimmy McGovern’s one-off drama Anthony for the BBC and may presently be seen in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.

His theater work contains an Ian Charleson Award nominated efficiency in Robert Hastie’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Sheffield Crucible and, most lately, Nine Lessons and Carols on the Almeida Theatre.

Jimoh continues to be represented by B-Side Management, Tapestry London and legal professional Darren Tratner.

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