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Mia Isaac Cast As Lead In Hulu’s ‘Black Cake’ Drama Series

Mia Isaac (Don’t Make Me Go) has been cast as the lead in Hulu’s upcoming drama series “Black Cake.”  Isaac will join previously cast Adrienne Warren in the project.

“Black Cake” is based on the upcoming book by Charmaine Wilkerson.  It is a family drama wrapped in a murder mystery with a diverse cast of characters and a global setting. The story spans decades and takes place in Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England and Southern California.

In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey (Isaac) disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband’s murder. Fifty years later in California, a widow named Eleanor Bennett loses her battle with cancer, leaving her two estranged children, Byron and Benny (Warren), a flash drive that holds previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America. These stories, narrated by Eleanor, shock her children and challenge everything they thought they knew about their family’s origin.

The show landed a straight to series order last fall and comes from Women of the Movement creator Marissa Jo Cerar, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

Andrew Dosunmu (Where Is Kyra?) has been tapped to direct the pilot episode.  Cerar will write the adaptation and will serve as showrunner on the series.

The series is executive produced by Cerar, Harpo Films’ Winfrey and Carla Gardini and Kapital Entertainment’s Kaplan, Brian Morewitz and Michael Lohmann. Harpo’s Emily Rudolf co-executive produces. Jessie Abbott is overseeing for Kapital.

Isaac will make her feature debut starring in Don’t Make Me Go for Amazon Studios, which will premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.   Isaac also co-stars opposite Zoey Deutch and Dylan O’Brien in the upcoming Searchlight Pictures film for Hulu, Not Okay.

Source: Deadline

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