Nicole Ari Parker, Brad James, Adrian Holmes, and Jade Eshete have been added to the cast of the NBC drama pilot At That Age. They will co-lead alongside previously cast Sinqua Walls, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Christian Keyes. Bailey Bass has also been cast in a recurring role.
Lee Daniels created and directed the pilot based on an original idea of his, Carla Banks-Waddles penned the script.
The show is described as an exploration of an African-American family’s legacy. After the Cooper family’s golden child suffers a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light.
Holmes will play Ellington Cooper, the oldest of the Cooper children and second in command at Cooper Corporation. He’s charming, savvy, confident and has lots of presence and swagger.
Parker portrays Samantha Cooper, Avery’s wife (he hasn’t been cast yet). She’s smart but has become content to stay at home and reap the benefits of the Cooper wealth and name. Keyes will play Jabari Patterson, Samantha’s younger brother.
Corinealdi will appear in the role of Victoria Cooper-Hargrove, an attorney who is the poised and overachieving middle child.
Walls will play Layton Cooper, the youngest of the siblings. Rough around the edges, but still has the Cooper charm. Eshete plays Sydney Cooper, Layton’s estranged wife. She has a likable innocence about her, attracted to wounded souls.
James is Justin Carmichael. Victoria’s husband (she hasn’t been cast yet). He struggles to get the focus and attention of his alpha wife.
Bass will recur as Kendall Cooper, the strong-willed teenage daughter of a prominent Harlem family.
At That Age comes from Carla Banks-Waddles, Malcolm D. Lee, Debra Martin Chase and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Banks-Waddles executive produces with Lee via his Blackmaled Productions, and Chase as part of her deal with Universal TV.
At That Age was ordered to pilot in January 2020, but put on hold due to the coronavirus-related production shutdown.