Okieriete Onaodowan is set to star as the title character in AMC series Demascus. Janet Hubert also joins the cast with Caleb Eberhardt and Shakira Ja'nai Paye. The series is set to drop next year on AMC and AMC+.
Onaodowan's character, Demascus, is described as "a 33-year-old Black man who goes on a journey of self-discovery using an innovative new technology that allows him to experience different versions of his own life."
Hubert plays psychotherapist Dr. Bonnetville.
The character is described as having “a quick wit and a smart mouth; she uses her patented blend of apathy and cutting edge technology to aid her patients on their quests for personal growth.”
On Instagram, she posted: "My fist series in 32 years. I have joined the cast of AMC'S DEMASCUS. I am honored and excited 😊 to be a part of this brilliant series!"
Eberhardt and Paye's characters are also very big parts of Demascus' life and self-discovery.
Redd (Eberhardt) is Demascus’ best friend, a “Bohemian artist” who is “a reformed reprobate stumbling into adulthood, and he’s determined to take Demascus with him.” Naomi (Paye), on the other hand, is “an alluring performer who captures Demascus’ heart and imagination during a chance meeting; she’s a haunting missed connection and he can’t stop wondering: ‘what if?'”
The series, comprised of six 30-minute episodes, is created by playwright and writer Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm and executive produced by Mark Johnson’s Gran Via Productions with Gran Via’s Myki Bajaj producing. Chisholm and Kirk Moore are showrunners.