Hollywood actor Taylor Lautner to star in BBC3 comedy series!

Published Wednesday, Feb 12 2014, 11:30 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Hollywood star Taylor Lautner will be appearing on British TV screens soon, as he has been cast in the second series of BBC3 comedy, Cuckoo.

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.

Taylor Lautner, 'Grown Ups 2' film premiere, New York, America - 10 Jul 2013

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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!

Andy Samberg - 2013 Fox Fall Eco-Casino Party Held at The Bungalow - 9.10.2013


Taylor will be brought in to replace Andy Samberg

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.

Taylor Lautner and Marie Avgeropoulos arriving holding hands to the Jay Z concert at Staple Center, 9 December 2013

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Taylor is dating Canadian actress Marie

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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