Kirby Howell-Baptiste is Headed to ‘The Good Place’

We gotta say, we’re loving what The Good Place is doing this hiatus, casting wise.

EW is reporting that Kirby Howell-Baptiste, who starts as Elena on the BBC drama Killing Eve, as well as HBO’s Barry and Netflix’s Love, has been slated for a recurring role on Season 3 of the NBC comedy. She will make her first appearance on the Season 3 premiere.

She will play the role of Simone, a professor in the same university Chidi works at, whose help he will see to “figure out if there’s something wrong with his brain,” creator Mike Schur told EW.


He also added: “He’s in a discipline where people mull over the divine secrets of the universe and try to tease out incredibly indistinct meaning from various pure thoughts, and she is a person who scans things with machines, determines results, and draws conclusions. She has science and math on her side. She is a very different kind of academic from Chidi.”

Sounds like our favorite characters might actually be on a path to learning new things – the question is, how much of that journey they have to undertake will take place in different places? We can’t wait to find out.

Are you excited about the new season? Share with us in the comments below!

The Good Place returns to NBC on Thursday September 27th at 8/7c, with an one-hour premiere event.

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