Garcelle Beauvais (The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) has joined the cast of 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, Beauvais will recur as Diana Gordon, a world renowned author who has been best friends with Kendra Rae Phillips, the former Black female editor at Wagner. They lived in the same neighborhood and remained besties all throughout college, and Kendra Rae even edited the book that launched her into stardom. Since the book came out, the pair have grown apart.
Beauvais joins previously announced cast Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Brittany Adebumola, Hunter Parrish, Bellamy Young and Eric McCormack.
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.
In addition to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill, Beauvais’ other credits include Coming 2 America, Tell Me a Story, The Magicians, Power, and Spider-man: Homecoming.