They're also adding Jacob Anderson (Game of Thrones) to the cast, but I don't know if he's a companion. YT link:
I still haven't finished the last season due to the sheer mediocrity of the Chibnall era, but I guess I should catch up.
I've never seen Freddie's channel. Is it really just long videos of him and his wife talking (like the one someone just posted in this thread)? I can't imagine watching that.
I'd be perfectly fine with a Sonny recast. Freddie and Chandler haven't had chemistry in a while anyway.
Years ago, the Toledo Museum of Art showed an exhibition of impressionist paintings. One of the national media nightly programs covered the exhibition. They decided to find the most stereotypical looking people to interview who knew little nor cared about art. This exhibition was attended by thousands in this city. What this shows is people want to believe that if you live in X you have this and you live in y you have this. The truth is you will find people in the Midwest with lots money and they spend it. It totally made sense for these wealthy characters to wear their wealth. I don’t take it as a diss to the Midwest because there is much to not like about it here, but one can find someone just as fashionable in Akron as in New York.
The irony here is that there is a never verified story that Marla had a clause in her 227 contract that if Jackee got a spin-off then she could never return to the main show. While on The Jefferson's Marla's character got a spin-off that quickly failed and she felt lucky to be able to return to the main show. However, once she was the lead on 227, legend has it, that she resented the attention that Jackee received, so she put the clause in place. Jackee was given a spin-off, it failed, and she never returned to 227. So, the fact that she was hired on Days using Jackee's proverbial coattails is ironic.