La La Anthony is going from recurring to a series regular on 50 Cent’s Starz’s drama series BMF for its second season. Also the show will introduce two new cast members as Kelly Hu and Christine Horn join the series. Hu will join as a regular while Horn will recur on the series.
Black Mafia Family/BMF is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980’s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in this country.
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The three join returning cast including Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory; Da’Vinchi, Russell Hornsby, Michole Briana White, Myles Truitt and Steve Harris. Snoop Dogg, Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight, Wood Harris and Serayah recur in the series.
We will see more of Anthony’s character Markisha Taylor. She is the smart, sophisticated and street savvy wife of a powerful Detroit dealer. We were briefly introduced to her in season one and the storyline subtly pointed out Terry’s (Da’Vinchi) intrigue into her. For the second season, despite the risk, Terry begins to pursue her relentlessly and they develop a friendship.
Hu will play Detective Veronica Jin, a smart, complex and tough cop out on the streets. Jin’s emotional journey is both universal and unique as she is a product of the American Dream shaped by her Chinese immigrant parents, but unique because Jin becomes the only Asian American, female detective in the murder capital of the world in the ‘80s.
Horn will portray Mabel Jones, a trusted friend and neighbor to the Flenory family. Despite her vivacious facade, the Flenory’s will discover there’s more to Mabel than what meets the eye.
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BMF comes from 50 Cent and writer/executive producer and Detroit native Randy Huggins Jackson. Fifty will executive produce via his G-Unit Film and Television banner as part of his overall deal with Starz. Huggins also will executive produce with Terri Kopp, Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements. Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Starz. Erin Conroy is the executive overseeing the series on behalf of Lionsgate. Heather Zuhlke joins as an executive producer on Season 2 with Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements who are both set to return to executive produce.