April 14 (UPI) -- Common has joined the cast of Mindy Kaling's series Never Have I Ever.
Deadline reported Wednesday that Common, 49, will have a recurring role in Season 2 of the comedy-drama series.
Common mentioned Never Have I Ever at the SAG Awards this month, saying he "loved" the show.
"Oscar winner Common is into our show. I wonder if he likes the producers of our show," Kaling responded. "I can leave now, can take my mic off."
Never Have I Ever follows teenager Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she navigates high school while also struggling with the death of her father, Mohan (Sendhil Ramamurthy), and a strained relationship with her mother, Nalini (Poorna Jagannathan).
Common will play Dr. Chris Jackson, a suave and debonair dermatologist who works in Nalini's building.
Showrunner Lang Fisher told Entertainment Weekly that Chris and Nalini "start out as competitors."
"He is a little flashier," Fisher said of Chris. "He's a real L.A. dermatologist, with his own product line, he does a lot of cosmetic work, and his office looks like a spa, whereas Nalini thinks that's undignified for a medical office."
Chris and Nalini eventually develop a romance, throwing the family into turmoil.
"It becomes a real chasm between Nalini and Devi, because Devi feels like it's a betrayal," Fisher said.
Season 2 is slated to premiere on Netflix in the summer.
Common is a rapper and actor who last starred in the film Ava.