Brian Baumgartner, Alyshia Ochse, And Kate Owens To Star In “The Other Black Girl”
Disney’s Onyx Collective is currently developing a new original series called, “The Other Black Girl”, which is based on a book of the same name by Zakiya Dalila Harris, and it has recently started filming in Atlanta.
This new series follows Nella, an editorial assistant who is tired of being the only Black girl at her company. So when Hazel is hired, Nella is excited at first until her star begins to rise. Nella spirals out and discovers something sinister is going on at the company.
“The Other Black Girl” will star Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Garcelle Beauvais, Brittany Adebumola, Hunter Parrish, Bellamy Young and Eric McCormack.
Variety is reporting that Brian Baumgartner, Alyshia Ochse, and Kate Owens have joined the cast in guest recurring roles.
Brian Baumgartner will play Colin, Wagner’s best-selling author. “He is the reason the lights are still on at the place. Colin’s books have worldwide appeal and have been made into movies and TV series. He is sensitive and feels like the characters in his books are his children and a part of him. When he comes to the publishing office, he revels in the attention that Vera and Richard heap upon him,” reads his character description. He has previously starred in the US version of “The Office”.
Alyshia Ochse will portray Maisy, an editor at Wagner, who is known to always wear a power suit, and speaks twice as loud as needed. Maisy is quickly impressed by her new assistant Hazel-May McCall. According to her description, she “is capable, yet if you ask her old assistant, she is just a tad bit needy and a wee bit lazy. She works closely with Richard, and on more than one occasion, they are seen discussing things that clearly have nothing to do with publishing.” Alyshia has previously starred in “Ballers” and “True Detective”.
Kate Owens will play Sophia, a Bushwick hipster that works in the office. “When a woke think piece hits the internet, Sophie distributes it throughout the workplace. Of course with every article that comes out, Sophie feels compelled to have a discourse with Nella. However, Sophie is blissfully ignorant to Nella’s struggles with things inside their very own office that she thinks don’t pertain to the Wagner workplace,” reads her description.
The Onyx Collective is creating the series and will be executive produced by Rashida Jones, Tara Duncan, Adam Fishbach, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Danielle Henderson, and Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey.
This new series will be released on Hulu in the United States, and we should expect to see it released as a Star Original internationally on Disney+ and on Star+ in Latin America.