The 22-year-old One Day at a Time actress has signed on to lead the pilot for the Head of The Class reboot for HBO Max, Deadline reports.
Isabella‘s casting reveals a gender-swap for the original comedy series that aired on ABC in the 1980s with the lead being played by Howard Hesseman.
Written by Amy Pocha and Seth Cohen, “the re-imagined Head of The Class revolves around a group of overachieving high school students who meet their greatest challenge — a first-time teacher, Alicia Adams (Gomez), who wants them to focus less on grades and more on experiencing life.”
Isabella‘s character Alicia is describe as a funny, smart, and blunt high school teacher, who thought she had it all figured out when she was in high school. Now as a first time teacher, Alicia is trying to figure out what she really wants in life.
The original Head of The Class ran on ABC from 1986 to 1991, and followed a group of students at the fictional Millard Fillmore High School in Manhattan and their history teacher Charlie Moore (Hesseman).