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    Taylor Lautner’s Latest Role? Replacing Andy Samberg In British Sitcom "Cuckoo"

    It's a rather unexpected announcement, to say the least.

    This is Taylor Lautner. You might remember him from that slightly successful movie franchise Twilight.

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    Well he's now got a new role. But it isn't one that you might have expected.

    The BBC has announced that he will be replacing Andy Samberg in the second series of the British sitcom Cuckoo. / BBC

    Andy Samberg played the title character in Cuckoo, an eccentric hippie who spoils the mundane lives of a typically British family. Samberg won't be returning in the second series, even though ratings on BBC3 were strong, due to a busy work schedule (he currently stars on the U.S. comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

    The second series will see the family return to normal life two years after the character mysteriously disappears whilst visiting the Himalayas. Lautner will be introduced as a "handsome and mysterious young stranger", who will no doubt turn the family's lives upside down again.

    All of the other existing cast members are due to remain on the show, including Greg Davis (The Inbetweeners), Tyger Drew-Honey (Outnumbered), and Helen Baxendale (Friends and Cold Feet).

    We cannot confirm whether his role will consist of him standing around sulking in only pants. / Studio Temple Hill Entertainment, Maverick Films, Imprint Entertainment, Sunswept Entertainment

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