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Brian Baumgartner, Alyshia Ochse, and Kate Owens Join ‘The Other Black Girl’ Comedy Series From Onyx Collective

Brian Baumgartner, Alyshia Ochse, and Kate Owens have joined the cast in recurring guest roles in the new comedy series from Onyx Collective titled “The Other Black Girl.”  The series will stream on Hulu in the United States and is expected to release on Disney+ in some countries.

The series is based on the Zakiya Dalila Harris novel of the same name. In the show, Nella, an editorial assistant, is tired of being the only black girl at her company, so she’s excited when Hazel is hired. But as Hazel’s star begins to rise, Nella spirals out and discovers something sinister is going on at the company.

They join previously announced cast Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Brittany AdebumolaHunter ParrishBellamy Young and Eric McCormack. Garcelle Beauvais (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) has also joined the series as a recurring guest star.

According to Variety:

Baumgartner (“The Office”) will play Colin, Wagner’s best-selling author. “He is the reason the lights are still on at the place. Colin’s books have worldwide appeal and have been made into movies and TV series. He is sensitive and feels like the characters in his books are his children and a part of him. When he comes to the publishing office, he revels in the attention that Vera and Richard heap upon him,” reads his character description.

Ochse (“True Detective,” “Ballers”) will portray Maisy, an editor at Wagner, who is known to always wear a power suit, and speaks twice as loud as needed. Maisy is quickly impressed by her new assistant Hazel-May McCall. According to her description, she “is capable, yet if you ask her old assistant, she is just a tad bit needy and a wee bit lazy. She works closely with Richard, and on more than one occasion, they are seen discussing things that clearly have nothing to do with publishing.”

Owens will play Sophia, a Bushwick hipster that works in the office. “When a woke think piece hits the internet, Sophie distributes it throughout the workplace. Of course with every article that comes out, Sophie feels compelled to have a discourse with Nella. However, Sophie is blissfully ignorant to Nella’s struggles with things inside their very own office that she thinks don’t pertain to the Wagner workplace,” reads her description.

Mariama Diallo (Master, Random Acts of Flyness) has been tapped to direct the pilot episode

Showrunner Danielle Henderson executive produces alongside Rashida Jones, Temple Hill, Adam Fishbach, and Zakiya Dalila Harris. Onyx Collective is the studio.

Production on the show is currently underway in Atlanta.

Source: Variety

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