Phylicia Rashad, Shannon Wallace and Jon Chaffin round out the cast of series leads starring opposite Diarra Kilpatrick in upcoming BET+ series Diarrha From Detroit.
They join previously announced series regulars Morris Chestnut, DomiNque Perry, Claudia Logan and Bryan Terrell Clark.
The original dark comedy, created by Kilpatrick, is set to premiere on BET+ later this year as part of her exclusive overall deal with BET Studios.
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“Diarra from Detroit” follows the story of Diarra Brickland, played by Kilpatrick, a schoolteacher going through a divorce who refuses to accept that she has been ghosted by her rebound Tinder date. Her relentless search for the missing man leads her deep into a long-standing mystery involving the Detroit underworld. Along the way, her co-workers, friends, and lovers become unlikely allies as she embarks on a dangerous journey.
The character descriptions for the newly announced cast members are being kept under wraps for now.
Rashad will play Vonda, Wallace portrays Chris and Chaffin plays Danger.
Morris Chestnut brings his talent to the series as Swa. DomiNque Perry takes on the role of Aja. Claudia Logan joins the cast as Moni, and Terrell Clark portrays Mr. Tea.
“Diarra from Detroit” is produced by BET Studios and Khalabo Ink Society, with Kilpatrick serving as the creator and executive producer alongside Kenya Barris for Khalabo Ink Society and Miles Orion Feldsott. Erynn Sampson oversees the project as a producer for Khalabo Ink Society.
Diarra Kilpatrick’s exclusive overall deal with BET Studios has been met with excitement and anticipation. Aisha Summers Burke, Executive Vice President, and General Manager of BET Studios expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “We are so excited to partner with Diarra. She represents the next generation of content creators, boldly embracing the role of a multi-hyphenate as a writer, actress, and producer. With a unique and authentic voice, Diarra’s storytelling is fearless, funny, and subversive. We are thrilled to have her be part of the BET family.”