The actor is best known for playing werewolf Jacob Black in the hugely popular Twilight films, but now he will be turning his hand to comedy - and swapping the US for the UK.
Replacing former male lead Andy Samberg (who played the title character Cuckoo), Taylor will take on the role of a mysterious stranger who arrives in Lichfield, Staffordshire, where the show is set.
The storyline will follow the life of Cuckoo's wife Rachel (played by Tamla Kari) and her family, who are now getting on with their everyday routine after Cuckoo left to research a book in the Himalayas.
We can't wait to see how Taylor fits in!
BBC3 controller Zai Bennett told The Guardian: "Cuckoo was one of BBC3's most stand-out comedies, so I'm delighted to welcome it back with the addition of superstar Taylor Lautner joining the critically acclaimed Greg Davies and an outstanding British comedy cast for what will be one of the comedy treats of the year."
Yesterday, the hunky Twilight star celebrated his 22nd birthday and no doubt had an even better time now that he has landed this exciting new part on BBC3.
And we bet his girlfriend Marie Avgeropoulos was out celebrating with him too.
Last December, Taylor was spotted holding hands with Marie at a Jay-Z concert following rumours that they had first got together on the set of their upcoming film, Tracers.
The couple shot the action thriller movie in New York in 2013 and it is scheduled for release in cinemas later this year.
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