Chicago PD alum Josh Segarra recurs in The Moodys.
The Moodys stars Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins as the parents of a dysfunctional family, and is a remake of an Australian series. The first season aired in December, as it was a Christmas story and originally billed as a holiday miniseries, but now the family will be coming back for more.
The question is whether or not Josh Segarra fits into whatever the next story is.
Segarra, who played Justin Voight on Chicago PD, had a recurring role in the first season as Marco, the nephew of Leary’s character Sean Moody Sr.
But things got awkward around the dinner table as Sean’s son Dan (Francois Arnaud from NBC’s Midnight, Texas) developed a crush on Marco’s girlfriend.
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With the Christmas theme, it was easy to work Marco into the story, since family often comes home for the holidays. But how will the writers have him show up again in The Moodys season 2? Will it be like the National Lampoon’s Vacation films, where the new season is some other kind of family gathering?
It’s not so easy to write him in a second time, and even if they do, they have to find a new plotline for him. The love triangle situation can’t be dragged on. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the writers drop the character between seasons—though hopefully they don’t, as Segarra is a gifted comedian and it’s nice to see him getting more work in that genre.
Segarra was listed in FOX’s press release announcing The Moodys‘ renewal, so that’s an encouraging sign, but his availability might also wind up being an issue.
In addition to The Moodys, Josh Segarra landed a series regular role in NBC’s Night School pilot, an adaptation of the Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish movie. Though delayed because of the pandemic the pilot is still expected to shoot this fall and Segarra is still attached. If that show gets picked up for a full season, depending on schedules, he might not be available to play Marco again.
He’s the second One Chicago alum filming a pilot for NBC this year; the other is Chicago Fire actor Charlie Barnett, who co-stars in Ordinary Joe.
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