Former ‘Insecure’ actor Jay Ellis cast in new ‘Top Gun’ film

Photo by: zz/Dennis Van Tine/STAR MAX/IPx 2018 5/19/18 Jay Ellis at the 77th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (NYC)

An online petition was launched when news broke that Jay Ellis would not return to Season Three of the HBO series, Insecure. Fans can calm down because the actor will star alongside Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick.

According to Deadline, Ellis will play a pilot in the sequel to the original film starring Cruise, which was released in 1986. He is among a list of newer actors cast including Bashir Salahuddin, Thomasin McKenzie, Charles Parnell, Monica Barbaro and Danny Ramirez.