Hulu’s Black Cake has continued to fill out its cast.
Chipo Chung has been added as a series regular and Anthony Mark Barrow as a recuring guest star.
The series is based on the book by Charmaine Wilkerson. The project is from Marissa Jo Cerar, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Zetna Fuentes will direct the pilot. Cerar wrote the adaptation and is also the showrunner.
Here’s the official description:
In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband’s murder. Fifty years later in California, a widow named Eleanor Bennett, loses her battle with cancer, leaving her two estranged children, Byron and Benny, a flash drive that holds previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America. These stories, narrated by Eleanor, shock her children and challenge everything they thought they knew about their family’s origin.
Chung has been cast as Eleanor Bennett, who after losing her battle with cancer, “leaves behind a series of recordings that hold previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America that shock her surviving children, and challenge everything they thought they knew about the woman who raised them.”
Barrow is Clarence “Little Man” Henry, who, “as the head of a powerful family in Jamaica in the 1960’s,” is “feared and respected by the Island community. But his legacy is compromised when he takes interest in Covey Lyncook and makes a deal with her father that changes all of their lives forever.”