Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is joined by Skylar Austin of Pitch Perfect in the fourth and final season. He will be joining as Rebecca Bunch’s love interest played by co-creator of the series, Rachel Bloom. Austin will be playing the role of Greg who was played by Santino Fontana in the first two seasons.
Co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna said at the Television Critics Association that, “When Rachel and I were conceiving the show we had always sort of intended that Greg and Rebecca’s romance would end sort of where it did.” Fontana’s Greg left in the fourth episode of Season 2 to go to Business school at Emory University. After recently becoming sober, the toxic nature of his and Rebecca’s relationship pushed him to leave.
McKenna noted, “Rachel and I had always been exploring bringing back that character and sort of trying to figure out a way to do it that suited our show.” She added, “So now bringing the character of Greg back, he is part of our storytelling. It’s a plot point in the story that the character is reimagined and so he’s going to be played by a different actor, which is Skylar.”
Bloom and McKenna spoke about how the change was “a great statement on how our perception of people changes.” It has been two years since the characters of Rebecca and Greg will have seen each other. Bloom and McKenna wanted this to be a manifestation of how our current mindset can change so much of how we see people. Due to the nature of the show, Bloom’s character Rebecca is aware of this change saying, “Rebecca’s going to call it out and be like ‘This person’s different, what the f—?’”.
The fourth season will comprise of 18 episodes on the CW. It will be premiering on Friday, Oct. 12 at 9/8c.