Kutcher, who replaces Charlie Sheen on the show after his epic meltdown last year caused production to end early and canceled the last few episodes of the season, will play Walden Schmidt, “an Internet billionaire with a broken heart,” Nina Tassler, CBS entertainment president, told reporters (via TV Line).
Though Tassler was mum on if Schmidt was related to any of the current characters, she did say that his role will be quite “unique.”
“There is great value in hiring an actor like Ashton Kutcher,” Tassler told reporters Wednesday. “He is an extraordinarily professional, talented, funny, gifted actor who comes with a tremendous amount of commitment and enthusiasm, embraced by an extraordinarily talented cast.”
Tassler did say that the sitcom is “smart, funny, irreverent, and as risque as the show has always been. People who are fans of the show will be really happy, and we feel that show has an opportunity now to recruit a new audience.”
Thus far, CBS has been teasing a number of promo photos that feature Kutcher and co-stars Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones. Back in June, Cryer spoke about how they came to agree on the choice of Kutcher for the show.
According to some rumors Charlie Sheen character will be killed in the first episode of the new season.
It is necessary to remind that on March 7, CBS and Warner Bros. Television jointly announced that Sheen had been fired from the show, citing “moral turpitude” as a main cause of separation.
Sheen’s drug problems and verbal attacks against Chuck Lorre during a series of radio interviews made it impossible for him to continue starring in “Two and a Half Men.”