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5 items from 2015


Aisha Hinds, Tequan Richmond, Alex Henderson, More Cast in Lena Waithe-Created Showtime Pilot

10 September 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Aisha Hinds, Tequan Richmond, Alex Henderson, Sierra McClain, Olivia Dawson and Jason Weaver have all been cast in Showtime's pilot ordered hour-long drama created, executive produced and written by Lena Waithe, and executive produced by Common. Produced by Fox 21, the untitled project is described as a timely coming-of-age story of a young African American male, in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death. In addition to Waithe and Common, the pilot will be executive produced by Aaron Kaplan and Elwood Reid, and directed and executive produced by Clark Johnson, with filming set to beg in Chicago later this year. "The two creative forces behind the show, both hailing from Chicago's South Side, give this pilot an unparelled authenticity," said David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks Inc. "Lena Waithe is an extremely fresh, talented young writer with a unique voice and a deeply thoughtful perspective into the world where she grew. »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Aisha Hinds, Tequan Richmond, Alex Henderson, More Cast in Lena Waithe-Created Showtime Pilot

10 September 2015 11:56 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Aisha Hinds, Tequan Richmond, Alex Henderson, Sierra McClain, Olivia Dawson and Jason Weaver have all been cast in Showtime's pilot ordered hour-long drama created, executive produced and written by Lena Waithe, and executive produced by Common. Produced by Fox 21, the untitled project is described as a timely coming-of-age story of a young African American male, in which just growing up can be a matter of life and death. In addition to Waithe and Common, the pilot will be executive produced by Aaron Kaplan and Elwood Reid, and directed and executive produced by Clark Johnson, with filming set to beg in Chicago later this year. "The two creative forces behind the show, »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Showtime’s Lena Waithe Drama Casts ‘Under the Dome’ Alum & Adds ‘The Bridge’ Creator as Ep

10 September 2015 10:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Bridge” co-creator Elwood Reid has boarded Showtime’s drama from creator Lena Waithe and exec producer Common, as a new exec producer, the cabler announced Thursday.

The Chicago-set coming-of-age story, which revolves around a young African American man in Chicago’s South Side, has assembled a strong cast of six African American actors for the pilot, whose names Showtime also released today.

 

Tequan Richmond (“Everybody Hates Chris,” “General Hospital”) will star as Emmett, an attractive, young African-American teen who believes his sexual prowess is what defines him, but there are consequences, as he has fathered three children by three different women. However, his attitude about what it means to be a man will be challenged when he’s forced to raise one.

Under the Dome” alum Aisha Hinds will play Emmett’s (Richmond) young, single mother, Jada.

Alex Henderson (“Empire,” “Sense8”) will play Kevin, a 12-year-old boy who »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Showtime’s Lena Waithe Pilot Casts Sextet Of Actors, Adds Elwood Reid As Ep

10 September 2015 10:25 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Aisha Hinds (Under The Dome), Tequan Richmond (Everybody Hates Chris), Alex Henderson (Empire), Sierra McClain (House Of Payne), Olivia Dawson (Empire) and Jason Weaver (The Ladykillers) have been cast in Showtime’s Chicago-set hourlong drama pilot from Dear White People‘s Lena Waithe, Common, Clark Johnson and Aaron Kaplan. The project also has brought in The Bridge co-developer/showrunner Elwood Reid as an executive producer. Written by writer-producer-actress Waithe… »

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T.I. Teases ‘Atl’ Sequel, Cast Reunion (Photos)

4 March 2015 7:40 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Is there a sequel to “Atl” in the works? T.I. certainly seems to be teasing just that via his Instagram page. The rapper-turned-actor who starred in the original film set social media on fire Wednesday when he posted two photos on his Instagram, tagging them #ATL2. Also Read: 21 Movie Sequels That Took Forever to Hit the Big Screen (Photos) In one photo, T.I. is seen alongside actors Jackie Long, Albert Daniels and Jason Weaver sitting in a diner booth while “Atl” director Chris Robinson stands over them. “#ATL2 Get Ready,” T.I. captioned the photo. Also Read: Hugh Jackman, LL Cool J And T. »

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