Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Development News - 'Twenties' Casts Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham & Sophina Brown; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - September 25, 2018

Pop's The Demons of Dorian Gunn and TBS' Twenties.

  • THE DEMONS OF DORIAN GUNN (Comedy, Single Camera) - Starring Jeffery Self, Chrissie Fit, Lateefah Holder, Kyle Harris and H. Jon Benjamin. Written by Evan Greenspoon and Brandon Scott Jones. Executive produced by Greenspoon, Jones, Krysten Ritter, Tony Hernandez, Lily Burns and Kara Welker. Co-executive produced by Mike Poisson and Peggy Cheng. Produced by John Skidmore. Production companies were Jax Media, Generate Productions and Silent Machine.
  • Jonica T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, Gabrielle Graham and Sophina Brown have been cast on the comedy pilot written by Lena Waithe.
  • Gibbs will play Hattie, a naturally beautiful, funny, charming young woman. She's an aspiring television writer who dreams of glory, but meanwhile seems incapable of holding down a regular job. Not one to sweat the small stuff - like being evicted - she doesn't let much faze her, and when in doubt or trouble, she turns to her best friends, Nia and Marie, for help. She's a lesbian who always falls for straight women. Out of cash and desperate for a break, Hattie interviews with Ida B., a successful African American television writer/producer who calls her out on some shady tweets she made some years prior. But when Ida B. offers Hattie a job as a writer's PA, she may finally have her foot planted firmly on the ladder of Hollywood success.
  • Elmore will play Marie, a young feature executive with a seemingly perfect life with her seemingly perfect boyfriend, Chuck. One of Hattie's best friends, she does everything by the book, and although she loves Hattie, she is always lecturing her about her carefree lifestyle.
  • Graham will play Nia, a Trinidadian goddess and a lady in every sense of the word who has been taught by her female relatives in the islands to hold herself in high esteem, especially in her dealings with men. Best friends with Marie and Hattie, she is an evolved, fit, serene yet delightfully offbeat yoga instructor who longs to meet her ideal mate and settle down - but so far, that seems a vain hope.
  • Brown will play Ida B., an amazingly successful writer producer whose current hit show, "Cocoa's Butter," has been entertaining black women for years.