Mariama Diallo (Master, Random Acts of Flyness) has been tapped to direct the pilot episode of a 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.
Showrunner Danielle Henderson executive produces alongside Rashida Jones, Temple Hill, Adam Fishbach, and Zakiya Dalila Harris. Onyx Collective is the studio.
Most recently, Diallo’s debut feature film, Master, premiered on Amazon Prime in March. Currently, she is developing her pilot, Noir, with Hiro Murai directing and executive producing.