Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson and Shoniqua Shandai have all been cast in Tracy Oliver’s Amazon half-hour comedy series.
Oliver, who cowrote Girls Trip and is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of BET Plus’ First Wives Club, will write and executive produce the series.
The untitled comedy will follow the lives of four black women – friends from their college days at NYU – as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
According to Deadline, Good (Star) plays Camille, a stylish, sunny professor. She teaches an anthropology course, “Sex and Love,” at Columbia University. While Camille has extensive knowledge about the dating and mating norms of many cultures, she has a hard time navigating the dating choices within her own life.
Byers (Empire) plays Quinn, an optimistic, creative and romantic talented fashion designer. She is a trust fund kid who lives a life paid primarily by her parents.
Johnson (soon to recur on Good Trouble) plays Tye, an alpha, fierce, queer successful app developer who prefers keeping vulnerability and feelings at arm’s length which causes her to date women who aren’t always her intellectual equal.
Lastly, Shandai (I Am The Night) plays Angie, a smart, filter-free party, aspiring singer, who’s never met an impulse she did not follow and is living with Quinn rent-free.
The series will reunite Oliver with Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee. Amazon announced that Lee will be directing the first two episodes of the comedy.
According to Indie Wire, Pharrell Williams, Amy Poehler, Dave Becky, Kim Lessing and Mimi Valdés will executive produce the project that comes from Universal Television and Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions alongside Oliver.