Deadline reports that Charlie Sheen will reunite with Chuck Lorre on the HBO Max series How to Be a Bookie, which just started production in February.
How to Be a Bookie is a single-camera comedy starring Sebastian Maniscalco and will air on HBO Max (soon to be rebranded as Max). How to Be a Bookie, co-written by Lorre and Nick Bakay, follows a veteran bookie (Maniscalco), who “struggles to survive the impending legalization of sports gambling” in Los Angeles. Variety confirmed Sheen’s casting, sharing that he will have a ‘recurring role’ on the upcoming comedy from Lorre. Omar J. Dorsey, Andrea Anders, Vanessa Ferlito and Jorge Garcia also star in the series.
The casting news comes more than 10 years after the 57-year-old Sheen left the CBS series Two and a Half Men, co-created and executive produced by Lorre. Sheen was fired from the show in Season 8 amid a public meltdown and disparaging remarks about Lorre.
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