Shadow And Act has learned that Amazon has cast the leads for its untitled Tracy Oliver project. Meagan Good, Shoniqua Shandai, Grace Byers and Jerrie Johnson will be the four leads of the half-hour comedy.
The series, from Girls Trip co-writer Oliver, is set at Universal Television and Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. Malcolm D. Lee, who directed Girls Trip, will direct the first two episodes.
The official description of the series reads that it will follow the lives of four Black women--friends from their college days at NYU--as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
Meagan Good is Camille, "a stylish, sunny professor of anthropology course 'Sex and Love' at Columbia University. While Camille has extensive knowledge about the dating and mating norms of many cultures, she has a hard time navigating the dating choices within her own life."
Grace Byers is Quinn, "an optimistic, creative, and romantic talented fashion designer. Quinn is a trust fund kid who lives a life paid for primarily by her parents."
Shoniqua Shandai is Angie, "a smart, filter-free party, an aspiring singer, who never met an impulse she did not follow and is living with Quinn rent-free."
Jerrie Johnson is Tye, "an alpha, fierce, queer successful app developer who prefers keeping vulnerability and feelings at arm’s length, causing her to date women who are not always her intellectual equal."
Oliver, who also created and helms First Wives Club at BET+, is the series' creator, writer and executive producer. Poehler, Pharrell Williams and Mimi Valdes are among its executive producers.
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