Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is recasting a fan-favorite character for its final season
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rebecca Bunch has come a long way since the show’s first season. The 2015 series premiere of the CW’s musical comedy-drama saw Rebecca impulsively pack up her life as a successful New York attorney to follow teenage crush Josh Chan across the country to West Covina, California. Over the next three seasons, the endlessly relatable Rebecca tried desperately to navigate her tumultuous love life amid both hilarious musical numbers and some serious mental health struggles.
Among Rebecca’s many romantic plot lines was an ill-fated Season 1 love triangle with Josh, the longtime object of her affection, and one of his best friends, Greg Serrano. Fans were rightfully devastated to see Greg, played by Santino Fontana, exit the show early on in Season 2—right after he finally told Rebecca he loved her. The character hasn’t been seen since then, leaving Greg-Rebecca shippers with a gaping hole in their hearts.
But there’s a bit of good news for anyone who preferred the wisecracking bartender over the well-intentioned yet immature man-child that is Josh Chan. Show creators announced today, Monday, August 6th, that fan-favorite Greg would be returning for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s fourth and final season.
But, as it turns out, there’s a catch. Fontana won’t be the one stepping back into Greg’s shoes. Instead, Pitch Perfect actor Skylar Astin will take over the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Interestingly enough, the show won’t shy away from Greg’s new, erm, look.
Although Greg’s return is good news for fans of his character, not everyone is happy about the recasting—if Twitter is any indication, at least.
It’ll definitely be interesting to see how Rebecca responds to seeing Greg again, but we can’t help but wonder one thing: What does this mean for Nathaniel, Rebecca’s boss-turned-boyfriend-turned-lover-turned-possible-love-of-her-life?
Guess we’ll have to tune in to the Season 4 premiere on Friday, October 12th, to find out.