Taylor Ortega is joining a new squad…
The 30-year-old Latina actress/comedian will star in Syfy’s TZGZ anime-inspired comedy Magical Girl Friendship Squad.
Created by Kelsey Stephanides, Magical Girl Friendship Squadis a female-driven anime comedy about two young women, Alex (Quinta Brunson) and Daisy (Anna Akana), who are destined to save the Universe…as soon as they figure out how to pay their rent.
In January, TZGZ greenlit a straight-to-series order of the longer-form version of the show (six 15-minute episodes).
Produced by Cartuna, the short-form version, Magical Girl Friendship Squad: Origins (six four-minute episodes), currently airs as part of the late-night adult animation block’s acquisition slate.
In addition to Brunson and Akana, Series regulars include Ana Gasteyer and Matteo Lane.
Christine Baranski,Manny Jacinto,Helen Hong, Eric Bauza and Sarah “Squirm” Sherman will recur on Magical Girl Friendship Squad.
Guest stars are Jason Mantzoukis, Paget Brewster,Vella Lovell, Jamie Loftus and Patti Harrison.
Ortega, who starred in the Disney Channel’s live-action Kim Possible movie, will appear as a utility player alongside Stephanie Sheh and Daisy Hobbs.
Ortega, Sheh and Hobbs will voice multiple roles.