Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Vice Principals) has been tapped as a female lead opposite Jason Ritter on the new ABC light drama series The Gospel of Kevin. In a recasting, she replaces Cristela Alonzo who played the role in the pilot.
Written/executive produced by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, The Gospel of Kevin, from ABC Studios, centers on Kevin (Ritter), a down-on-his-luck man who is tasked by God with a mission to save the world. Kevin is a cluelessly self-serving jerk who’s on a dangerous path to despair. After a failed suicide attempt, he’s going home to stay with his widowed twin sister and niece for a time, only to be met with a crisis in the person Yvette (Gregory). Tough-talking but not without compassion, a “source of luminescence” and clearly divine, Yvette is a “warrior for God,” who explains to Kevin that he’s been “tasked with a sacred mission.”