Kal Penn to host Freeform series on election issues for millennial, Gen Z voters

Kal Penn to host Freeform series on election issues for millennial, Gen Z voters

EXCLUSIVE: Freeform has ordered an election-themed series hosted and executive produced by Kal Penn.


The untitled project, from Michael Davies’ Embassy Row, is described as a smart, irreverent unscripted comedy series that explores issues and topics relevant to Millennial and Gen Z voters.


The series was created by Penn and Romen Borsellino, who also serve as executive producers with Dan Spilo as well as Michael Davie and Julia Cassidy of Embassy Row.


Penn and Borsellino met in 2007 when Penn visited Borsellino’s Roosevelt High School in Des Moines for a campaign event on behalf of Young Americans for Obama. Borsellino introduced Penn and the two developed a friendship. While Penn worked on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, he did a Young Americans for Obama meet-and-greet with ISU students, which ISU’s Borsellino helped organize.


In addition to his acting career, Penn has been very involved in political and social initiatives. He was a co-chairman on the Obama campaign and served as an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement.