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Onyx Collective’s Scripted Comedy ‘1266’ Rounds Out Cast

Karim Diané (One Of Us Is Lying), Kristin Dodson (Flatbush Misdemeanors) and Kassandra Lee Diaz (You Married Dat) have been cast as leads in Onyx Collective’s “1266” pilot, a scripted comedy from 20th Television.  They will star alongside previously cast Gabourey Sidibe.

The series is inspired by the true-life story of Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe.

“1266” follows Gabby Brixton (Sidibe), who’s living with her mom and making half-hearted attempts to become a singer/model and overnight millionaire. When she’s fired from her job, she stumbles upon the gig of a lifetime ― phone sex. What initially seems like a quick way to make money turns into a life-changing experience when she meets the women who become her chosen family and learns how powerful, profitable and prolific her voice can be.

According to Deadline:

Diané will play Posh, who is everyone’s favorite, even if they are constantly trying to figure out if he’s straight or gay. A student at the New York Institute of Fashion, Posh is Gabby’s best friend who doesn’t put up with her B.S. and isn’t afraid to call her out on it. Posh’s brutal honesty is always delivered with love, understanding and some attitude.

Dodson will portray Jimmy, the youngest of the phone sex workers at Imagine Inc.  She’s flighty, immature, aimless and ready to make lots of mistakes and have lots of fun while doing it.

Diaz will play Fi, an Afro-Latina queer 20-something, who doesn’t suffer fools and loves lavishing designer threads on her girlfriends. Cynical, mysterious and introverted, she’s a quiet yet fiery woman who keeps her cards close to the chest.

Additionally, Anna Maria Horsford (The Wayans Bros.), Tisha Campbell (Act Your Age) and Judy Reyes (Claws) will recur if the pilot is picked up to series.

The pilot is executive produced by Thembi Banks (“YOUNG.WILD.FREE,” “Only Murders in the Building”), Steven Canals (“Pose”), Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious,” “American Horror Story”) and Julie Bean (“grown-ish”), with Jill Kaplan to serve as a non-writing executive producer. Banks and Bean will be co-showrunners. Story by Sidibe and Banks, with Banks writing the teleplay and directing the pilot.

If the pilot is greenlit to series, it will stream on Hulu in the United States, on Star+ in Latin America, and on Disney+ in all other territories.

Source: Deadline

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