Bellamy Young and Eric McCormack have joined the cast as series regulars for 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.
According to Deadline, McCormack will portray Richard Wagner, the founder and editor-in-chief of Wagner Books. Young will play Vera Parini, a Hampton’s WASP who is one of the most exalted editors at Wagner Books. She is Nella’s boss, demanding excellence from her team for her authors who she takes meticulous care of all the time.
They join previously announced cast Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Brittany Adebumola and Hunter Parrish.
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.
McCormack’s credits include playing Will Truman on NBC’s Will & Grace for 11 seasons. He also served as a producer, director and leading actor on three seasons of Travelers for Netflix, and for three seasons of Perception on TNT.
Young is best known for playing President Mellie Grant on ABC’s Scandal. Other credits include Prodigal Son and Promised Land.