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.
Recently, it was revealed that Sinclair Daniel, Ashleigh Murray, Brittany Adebumola, and Hunter Parrish had joined the cast. Deadline has also revealed that Bellamy Young and Eric McCormack have joined the cast.
Eric McCormack will be playing the role of Richard Wagner, who is the founder and editor-in-chief of Wagner Books. Eric has previously starred in the NBC series, “Will & Grace”, along with Netflix’s “Travelers”.
While Bellamy Young will play Vera Parini, a Hampton’s WASP who is one of the most exalted editors at Wagner Books. She is Nella’s boss, demanding excellence from her team for her authors, who she takes meticulous care of all the time. Bellamy has previously starred in ABC’s “Scandal” and “Promised Land”.
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.