Netflix’s Big Mouth casts Ayo Edebiri as Missy putting a name to the face

Fans of Netflix’s Emmy-nominated Big Mouth might be intrigued by the news that Ayo Edebiri will be joining the cast from the penultimate episode of the fourth season, playing the role of Missy. Edebiri will replace Jenny Slate, who had voiced the role since the first season.

Big Mouth Season 4 is tentatively pencilled in for a “Fall 2020” release. But Slate will continue to voice Missy throughout most of it, with Edebiri making her debut as the character in the penultimate episode. Since the show has been renewed by Netflix through six seasons, she’ll have plenty of time to evolve with the character, and the actor will join the show’s writing room for its fifth season.

About Ayo Edebiri:

AYO EDEBIRI is a fast-rising writer/performer who has been profiled by Time Out NY, Vulture, and Forbes. She is currently a Co-Producer on Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s new animated series for Netflix, MULLIGAN. Ayo is also upcoming as Hattie in S2 of the Apple series DICKINSON, a role that was created specifically for her after she joined the writers room.  Previous writing credits include BIG MOUTH and SUNNYSIDE. Ayo is also voicing the lead role in the upcoming animated Netflix series WE LOST OUR HUMAN opposite Ben Schwartz, and co-hosts the podcast ICONOGRAPHY for Forever Dog.  She was also selected by Comedy Central as one of their “Up Next” comics to showcase at Clusterfest, and toured with Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness.


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Jonathon Wilson

Jonathon is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has been Senior Editor and Chief Critic of the outlet since 2017.

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