Rachel Hilson has been tapped to star in HBO Max’s upcoming series Duster, which is from J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan.
Here’s the series logline: In 1972, the first Black female FBI agent heads to the Southwest and recruits a gutsy getaway driver in a bold effort to take down a growing crime syndicate.
Hilson, whose casting comes as HBO Max confirms a series order for the project, will star opposite Josh Holloway.
The cast also includes Keith David as Ezra, Sydney Elisabeth as Genesis, Greg Grunberg as Abbott, Camille Guaty as Izzy, Rachel Hilson as Nina, Josh Holloway as Jim, Asivak Koostachin as Awan, Adriana Aluna Martinez as Luna, Benjamin Charles Watson as Royce.
“We are delighted to bring this high-voltage crime caper from the brilliant minds of J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan to the HBO Max audience,” said Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max. This show has all the elements of a great Max Original, with propulsive storytelling, fantastic characters, and some truly bad-ass car chases.”
Abrams added, “LaToya and I are thrilled at the chance to bring the wild, wily and wacky world of Duster to life, especially with this exceptional cast, crew and network.”
“Duster is an amalgam of all my favorite things – high octane storytelling with deep characters and so much heart,” said Morgan. “It’s a dream project and I’m supremely grateful to all the folks at Warner Bros. and HBO Max for believing in this show. And I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in crime than J.J. to build this incredible world.”
The series is produced Warner Bros. Television. The first two episodes are written by J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan and first two episodes are directed by and executive produced by Steph Green.
The series is executive produced by J.J. Abrams and Rachel Rusch Rich for Bad Robot through its content partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery and WBTV.
LaToya Morgan executive produces for TinkerToy Productions via its overall deal with WBTV.