Hulu Announces Cast for Coming-Of-Age Comedy Film “Prom Dates” Coming this Spring

Julia Lester and Antonia Gentry have joined the cast of Prom Dates in lead roles while Kenny Ridwan, JT Neal, Jordan Buhat, Zión Moreno, Terry Hu, John Michael Higgins and Chelsea Handler join in supporting roles.

Prom Dates follows best friends Jess and Hannah, who made a pact at 13 to have the perfect senior prom. Despite the impending changes that college will bring over the next four years, the two are committed to honoring their prom pact. But with only 24 hours left before the big event, everything falls apart when they break up with each of their dates. Jess and Hannah are left with one night to find new dates and live out their middle-school fantasies.

  • Julia Lester will play Hannah, an anxious closeted lesbian who navigates her new queerness while her best friendship with Jess unravels.
  • Antonia Gentry will play Jess, a high school senior a little too interested in what others think of her, who would rather drop dead than go to prom alone– and puts her longtime best friendship with Hannah in jeopardy because of it.
  • Kenny Ridwan will play Greg, Hannah’s intensely loving boyfriend and an enthusiastic student council president. JT Neal will play Jacob, Hannah’s sweet older brother with eyes for Jess. 
  • Jordan Buhat will play Luca, Jess’s asshole jock boyfriend. Zión Moreno will play Heather, A college party girl who grabs life by the horns.
  • Terry Hu will play Angie, a butch lesbian with rockstar energy and Hannah’s crush. John Michael Higgins will play Principal Lundy, Jess and Hannah’s High school principal with a passion for safe sex education.
  • Chelsea Handler will play Barb, Greg’s mother who’s obsessed with their dog, Lucy.

Prom Dates is directed by Kim O. Nguyen (“The Other Two,” “Never Have I Ever”) and written by D.J. Mausner (“Baroness Von Sketch Show”). Producers include Jeremy Garelick, Will Phelps and Molle DeBartolo for American High; Kevin Hart, Bryan Smiley and Luke Kelly-Clyne for Hartbeat; and Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon for LD Entertainment. Executive producers are Kevin Healey and Thai Randolph for Hartbeat, Michael Glassman for LD Entertainment, and D.J. Mausner and Andrew Reyes. Jason Zaro will serve as co-producer for Hulu and Axelle Azoulay as associate producer.

American High’s collaboration with Hulu Originals has resulted in seven original films and one acquisition, which launched to critical and consumer acclaim, including hit films such as Pete Davidson’s lead debut, “Big Time Adolescence,” Natalie Morales’ “Plan B” and the company’s first-ever sequel, “It’s a Wonderful Binge” — directed by “The Binge” scribe, Jordan VanDina, in his feature directorial debut. “Prom Dates” marks the eighth film under the original first-look slate deal with American High for Hulu. The company’s catalog includes “I Love My Dad,” “Banana Split,” and “Mark, Mary & Some Other People,” all of which are available to stream on Hulu.

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