Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Brittany Adebumola and Hunter Parrish 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, Daniel will play Nella, a bookish horror fan who is inclined to be a people-pleaser at the start of the season. Murray is Hazel-May McCall, an unapologetically Black and Harlem-cool assistant. Adebumola will take over as Malaika, an old lady at heart who is queer and constantly comparing notes on life goals. And Parrish will play Owen, Nella’s family-oriented boyfriend of three years who works as a middle school principal.
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.
Production on the show begins today in Atlanta.
Daniel’s credits include starring in the fifth installment of the Blumhouse franchise Insidious, as well as roles in One December Night and The Boo Hag.
Murray most recently starred as Zenzi in CW’s Tom Swift and as Josie McCoy in Riverdale.
Adebumola starred as one of the leading roles in the CW series 4400. She will next be seen in a recurring role on the AMC series Demascus.
Parrish most recently starred in Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird opposite Jeff Daniels. He was recently seen on This is Us and Quantico.