Tahj Mowry, Beth Grant and Isaiah Mustafa have also been cast in ABC’s comedy pilot Black Don’t Crack opposite Sherri Shepherd.
The series “follows three former sorority sisters (Shepherd, Atkins, Campbell) who lost touch after college and reunite during a pivotal point in their lives.”
It’s also worth noting that this project is an on-screen reunion for Mowry and Atkins, who previously starred together in the popular Disney series Smart Guy.
Campbell has a loyal following due to appearances in cult favorites like Martin and My Wife and Kids. In Black Don’t Crack she will be playing the role of Tasha Marks, described as “a hip and fabulous Atlanta restaurateur who starts trends instead of following them.
She holds nothing back and is brutally honest (sometimes to a fault) with her friends, but has been avoiding a truth in her own life. She’s achieved the perfect professional life and insists that she needs no man in her life to interfere with the career she’s worked so hard to create.”
In addition to her role in Smart Guy, Atkins is known for starring in shows such as Marlon, and Half & Half.
In this series she will be playing Nia Hillis-Davis, “a bougie, conservative politician’s wife who has lost touch with her more fun-loving college self. Though she may have many cracks in her perfect facade that she goes to great pains to cover up. While she may be perceived as uptight and snobbish, she’s ultimately a lovable neurotic who is our voice of positivity, even if a lot of the times, she’s not sure what’s going on.”
Mowry is on board to play Khalil Grant, “the 20-year-old son of Angela (Shepherd). He is a recent college grad who is full of big ideas and big dreams, but has yet to get any of his start-up companies off the ground. A bit of a slow starter at life, he lives in his mother’s basement and still relies on her to do his laundry and front him rent money. He is fiercely protective of his family and is gradually growing into a responsible adult.”
Regina Hicks (Insecure) is writing Black Don’t Crack, which comes from ABC Signature. Hicks executive produces with with Viola Davis and Julius Tennon (via their JuVee Productions), Larry Wilmore and Andrew Wang. Kelly Park will direct the pilot.