Omarion to Star in Co-Created Series Involved Based Loosely on His Life — Here’s How to Audition

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Singer and actor Omarion is taking on a new challenge as co-creator, star, and exec producer of the upcoming series, Involved.

The upcoming show, Involved, has been greenlit by AMC Networks streamer AllBlk, and will host a national casting call for the co-lead character, Shayla.

Loosely based on his own life, Involved follows OB Sharp, a former boyband superstar who is on the brink of embarking on a worldwide tour. However, what the world doesn’t know is that he secretly wants to leave the group to become a more present father and to have a better co-parenting relationship with his child’s mother, Shayla. With her new boyfriend now living in his guesthouse, OB is faced with an unexpected family dynamic.

The only person who has always understood him and his lifestyle is his best friend, Maya, who is openly bisexual. However, their relationship takes an unexpected turn when they meet Edy, an eccentric flower shop owner with a free spirit and fluid lifestyle. Together, they explore their new normal as a throuple, adjusting to changes in their relationships, family dynamics, and business ventures.

He will be joined by co-creators Tommy Morgan Jr., Kevin G. Boyd, and Deji LaRay, and co-showrunner Bentley Kyle Evans, who will also direct the pilot.

AllBlk is holding a national casting call for the series co-lead, 31-year-old Shayla Williams, OB’s former girlfriend and mother of his child. OB slid into Shayla’s DM after seeing her at Usher’s birthday party in Atlanta. They hooked up, the chemistry was crazy, and two years later, Cammy was born. Now, years later, the relationship is a wrap and, for Cammy’s sake, Shayla lives in OB’s guest house. The problem is, she’s still a little bitter and she knows how to push O’s buttons. The latest was to move her struggling rapper boyfriend in without OB knowing.

The Casting Call is currently being held (click here on how to submit your submission). You have until April 30, 2023 to send in your audition. The top five finalists will participate in the final round of the casting call as a part of the ABFF film festival in Miami Beach between June 14-18. You will have to perform a scene from the new series, “Involved”, with a celebrity guest reader, in front of the panel of judges and a live audience.

Omarion will executive produce the series alongside Tommy Morgan Jr., Kevin G. Boyd, and Deji LaRay, with Kevin G. Boyd writing the pilot and Bentley Kyle Evans directing. Michelle Le Fleur and AllBlk’s General Manager Brett Dismuke and SVP of Development & Production Nikki Love will also executive produce.

“Involved is intended to inspire, shift and impact the culture of American society’s thinking and understanding of special family dynamics,” said Omarion. “There is no better way for us to learn about and observe these cultural diversities than through the medium of entertainment.”

AllBlk’s Dismuke added, “Omarion is an expert storyteller across multiple mediums, and we could not be more excited to further our partnership by helping him bring this story to life on AllBlk. As a leader in programming by and for Black voices, we know our audience will appreciate such an intriguing and compelling story.”

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