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Jake Johnson Joins ABC’s ‘Stumptown’ in Recasting

”New Girl“ alum steps in for Mark Webber, who starred opposite Cobie Smulders in the original pilot

“New Girl” alum Jake Johnson has joined the cast of the upcoming ABC drama “Stumptown,” TheWrap has learned.

Johnson will step in for Mark Webber, who starred opposite Cobie Smulders in the private-eye drama’s original pilot, as Grey McConnell, Smulders’ character’s best friend.

Based on the “Stumptown” graphic novel series, the drama follows Dex Parios (Smulders) as a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim and Michael Ealy also star.

The role marks Johnson’s first gig as series regular following the conclusion of “New Girl” last year. He will also lend his voice to the Netflix animated comedy “Hoops,” from “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, next year.

“Stumptown” is from ABC Studios. Jason Richman is writer and executive produces alongside Ruben Fleischer, Dave Bernad, Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, Justin Greenwood and director James Griffiths.