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Casting a proof of concept for a TV pilot led by USC alumni. Synopsis: Omid Danesh struggles to honor his immigrant parents and their Iranian heritage while also staying true to his own personal and professional desires. Rehearsal and shoot days preferred on weekends.
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Omid Delshad||Male||ambiguous||26-33||Omid is the series protagonist. His desire to be a chef is in direct conflict with his family's desire for him to settle down to marry, start a family and continue in the real estate business.|
|Nika||Female||ambiguous||23-31||Nika is Omid's longtime girlfriend. When Omid starts to have doubts, Nika explores dating outside the Persian community and balances her own family's expectations with her ambitions.|
|Brandon||Male||ambiguous||25-33||Brandon is Omid's best friend and works with him at Omid's family's real estate firm. Brandon is the ultimate wing-man, supportive of Omid's dreams of being a chef.|
|Rabbi||Male||ambiguous||50-70||The Rabbi officiates the Persian marriage ceremony between Omid's sister and brother-in-law in the opening of the pilot episode.|
|Chef||Either||Any||30-50||The Chef cooks for Omid's sister's wedding at the top of the pilot episode. When Omid tries to butt in and make suggestions, the Chef promptly asks him to leave the kitchen.|
|Soraya||Female||ambiguous||45-65||Soraya is the mother of Omid. Doting and supportive, but wants him to marry and settle down.|
|Farhad||Male||ambiguous||45-65||Farhad is the father of Omid. He desperately wants his son to marry within the culture and one day take over the family real estate business.|