When news broke that he would be added to the roster as a recurring player for the ABC series, Davis wasn’t shy about sharing the highlights of his experience working on the show. “The cast is incredibly talented and we had so much fun. All were connected. Working with them has been a dream,” the actor told Ladue News. He also praised the show’s creator, saying, “Quinta [Brunson] -– she is a genius. She put something special together.”
But when Davis first signed on for Abbott Elementary, it was only to guest-star in the pilot. Due to restrictions related to the pandemic, his personal time with those involved during the casting process was more limited than usual, but that didn’t stop him from announcing his presence when it came time to shoot. “Because we were in the middle of Covid everything was done on Zoom or on video,” the actor said in an interview with Observer. “So I never got a chance to meet anyone until I was on set and they liked my choices, they gave me some direction. And the next thing I knew, I was going to be back for another episode, and another, and another.”
And Davis’ rise to fame didn’t stop there, as it was announced on July 20, 2022 that he’d received a well-deserved upgrade from a recurring character to a series regular for season two (via TV Line). With a third season on the way, viewers can expect more groundbreaking moments from their favorite school janitor, and it will be exciting for fans to see what the future holds for this hilariously funny Abbott Elementary personality.