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New Drama Series black cake is in the works at Hulu. The show comes from Oprah Winfrey’s Kapital Entertainment and Harpo Films, according to Deadline.
The show was written by showrunner Marissa Jo Cerar. The outlet reports drama stars Mia Isaac, Lashay Anderson, Faith Alabi, Ahmed Elhaj, Glynn Turman, Sonita Henry, Adrienne Warren and Ashley Thomas.
A release date has yet to be announced. But we have some details on what to expect from the series!
What is Black Cake about on Hulu?
black cake is based on author Charmaine Wilkerson’s book of the same name. The series is set in multiple cities like Jamaica, Rome, and Southern California, and spans multiple years.
According to Deadline, a runaway bride named Covey disappeared in the waves off Jamaica in the late 1960s. She fears she may have drowned or become a fugitive on the run for her husband’s murder.
In California, 50 years later, a widow in her sixties loses her battle with cancer. Eleanor Bennett leaves her two estranged children a USB drive containing untold stories about her journey from the Caribbean to America. The stories told by Eleanor shock her children and challenge what they know about their family’s origin, reports Deadline.
Black cake on the Hulu cast
The following cast members and their character descriptions are reported by Deadline:
- Mia Isaac as Covey, a fierce biracial teenager growing up in Jamaica in the late 1960s. She is the star swimmer in her community and plans to use her talents around the world. But that is threatened when her overprotective father begins to meddle in her personal life. The teenager is forced to choose between her family and herself, and spends the rest of her life dealing with the consequences.
- Lashay Anderson as Bunny Pringle, Covey’s best friend in Jamaica
- Faith Alabi as Pearl Thomas, a lovable guardian of the Lyncook household who is devoted to a young Covey due to a secret pact she made with her mother, Mathilda, who disappeared years before.
- Ahmed Elhaj as Gibbs Grant who falls hard for Covey. As the two encounter obstacles, his love for her is put to the ultimate test.
- Glynn Turman as Charles Mitch, a successful California lawyer whose priority is to honor the last wishes of his friend and client, Eleanor Bennett.
- Adrienne Warren as Benny Bennet, an artist who loves with all her heart, but has been estranged from her family for eight years. When her brother calls her to come home to listen to their late mother’s message, she is forced to confront the ghosts of her past.
- Ashley Thomas as Byron Bennett, a brilliant ocean scientist. In the wake of his mother’s death, he is tasked with fulfilling her dying wish, which forces a reunion between him and his sister Benny.
- Sonita Henry as Mabel Martin, a well-known food expert who lives a quiet life with her son and parents. But her world is turned upside down by a shocking revelation that challenges what she believed about her family.