Thursday, December 7, 2017

Casting News - Lena Waithe to Appear on 'Dear White People'; Mya Taylor and Mark Tallman Joins 'Dietland'

Casting News - December 7, 2017

AMC's Dietland and Netflix's Dear White People.

  • Mya Taylor (Tangerine) and Mark Tallman (Rise) have been cast on the upcoming drama created by Marti Noxon. The series stars Joy Nash, Julianna Margulies, Erin Darke, Rowena King, Robin Weigert, Tramell Tillman, Will Seefried and Adam Rothenberg.
  • Taylor will play Barbara, a newly minted member of the transgender community who resides at Verena Baptist's (Weigert) Calliope House.
  • Tallman will recur as Jake, Verena's other husband, a Jewish cowboy with serious handyman skills who lives at Calliope House.
  • Emmy winner Lena Waithe has booked a recurring role on the comedy's upcoming second season. She won an Emmy for writing the "Thanksgiving" episode of Master of None earlier this year. She is also the creator of Showtime's upcoming drama The Chi.
  • Waithe will play P Ninny, a braggadocious MC who stars on a ridiculous Love & Hip Hop-like reality series called Trap-House Tricks. As the season unfolds, P Ninny embarks on a journey of self-discovery that mirrors the main characters' lives and offers up some social commentary.