‘Abbott Elementary’ Cast: Photos Of Quinta Brunson & More By: Christina Casiano 1 of 7 ‘Abbott Elementary’: Meet The Cast ABC ‘Abbott Elementary’ became one of TV’s biggest hits when it premiered in 2021. The ABC comedy revolves around a group of teachers (and one hilarious principal) at Philadelphia’s Willard R. Abbott Elementary School. The show was created by Quinta Brunson, who also stars and executive produces the series. The ensemble cast includes Quinta, Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Chris Perfetti. Over the course of the first season, fans fell in love with Janine, Gregory, Melissa, Ava, Jacob, and Barbara. ABC renewed the show for season 2 in March 2022. Season 2 is expected to debut on September 21, 2022. The breakout comedy series also earned a whopping 7 Emmy nominations for its freshman season. Quinta, Tyler, Janelle, and Sheryl all earned nominations for their performances. The show was also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. See more photos of ‘Abbott Elementary’ in our gallery now. August 15, 2022, 3:29PM 2 of 7 Quinta Brunson ABC Quinta Brunson is the creator, star, and executive producer. She plays Janine Teagues. Quinta has earnd 3 Emmy nominations for the first season. August 15, 2022, 3:29PM 3 of 7 Sheryl Lee Ralph ABC Sheryl Lee Ralph plays Barbara Howard. She is a mentor to Janine. Sheryl is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. August 15, 2022, 3:29PM 4 of 7 Janelle James ABC Janelle James stars as Ava Coleman, the elementary school’s principal. Janelle earned her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. August 15, 2022, 3:28PM 5 of 7 Tyler James Williams ABC Tyler James Williams stars as Gregory Eddie, a new teacher at the elementary school. Tyler is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. August 15, 2022, 3:29PM 6 of 7 Lisa Ann Walter ABC Lisa Ann Walter plays Melissa Schemmenti, a second-grade teacher. Lisa is notably known for her role as Chessy in ‘The Parent Trap.’ August 15, 2022, 3:29PM 7 of 7 Chris Perfetti ABC Chris Perfetti plays Jacob Hill, a history teacher at the school. Chris is also a stage actor. August 15, 2022, 3:29PM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.