Natasha Rothwell’s ‘How to Die Alone” Adds Jocko Sims, Bashir Salahuddin and 2 More

Natasha Rothwell's 'How to Die Alone" Adds Conrad Ricamora, KeiLyn Durrel Jones, Jocko Sims, and Bashir Salahuddin

Hulu’s “How to Die Alone” has expanded its cast with Conrad Ricamora, KeiLyn Durrel Jones, Jocko Sims as series regulars alongside Natasha Rothwell. The eight-episode series, written and co-showrun by Rothwell under her overall deal with ABC Signature and Onyx Collective, will also feature Bashir Salahuddin in a recurring role.

Ricamora will portray Rory, Melissa’s well-meaning, boy-crazy best friend. Durrel Jones is set to play Terrance, an Air Force veteran and one of Melissa’s closest friends. Sims, meanwhile, will play Alex, Melissa’s boss and former fling, while Salahuddin is set to recur as Melissa’s CPA older brother, Brian.

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“How to Die Alone” follows Melissa (Rothwell), a Black, fat, neurotic woman who has never been in love. After a comical near-death experience, she decides to pursue the life she wants and becomes “100% that bitch” by any means necessary.

Rory (Ricamora) loves to have a good time at all costs and is blind to his privileges — having been adopted by an über wealthy Upper East Side family. His father, the CEO of JFK, is embarrassed by Rory and his winding path in life. When his JFK crush, a bicoastal bae named Ben, shows interest in him, Rory finds himself experimenting with monogamy for the first time … and holding on for dear life.

Jones’ Terrance has a thirst for adventure that inspires Melissa. Their chemistry and his sense of humor keep Mel cracking up and hanging out with him on her smoke breaks. Mel is the brightest spot in his day, and he genuinely wants to help chase her dreams, but when he tries to hold her accountable, it sends her running in the opposite direction.

Sims’s Alex is the one that got away. For Alex, Melissa is the one who unceremoniously sent him packing. Engaged to be married but still working closely with Mel, Alex can’t help but audit what went wrong in their workplace situationship as he gets closer to walking down the aisle with his fiancée Julie.

Salahuddin recurs as Brian, Melissa’s holier-than-thou, know-it-all, CPA older brother. Unhappily married with two kids, he resents Melissa for her aimlessness and his mother for depending on him as “man of the house” but still finds himself helping them out, against his better judgment. It’s no wonder he needs a drink or two to help him unwind every night.

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The series is produced by Onyx Collective for Hulu, with Rothwell serving as writer, lead actor, and co-showrunner under her deal with ABC Signature and Onyx Collective. “How to Die Alone” is co-showrun by Vera Santamaria and executive produced by Desiree Akhavan and Jude Weng.

With a diverse cast and creative team, “How to Die Alone” promises to be a refreshing addition to the comedy genre. The show’s exploration of Melissa’s journey towards self-discovery and fulfillment is a relatable theme that audiences will surely appreciate.

Fans of Ricamora, Durrel Jones, Sims, and Salahuddin can look forward to seeing their favorite actors in a new light in this upcoming Hulu comedy series. “How to Die Alone” is set to premiere soon, and viewers can expect a hilarious and heartwarming journey towards self-acceptance and love.

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