Deadline is reporting that Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson and Shoniqua Shandai are set to star in Amazon’s untitled comedy series from Girls Trip writer Tracy Oliver.
The single-camera comedy, which was formerly titled as Harlem, will follow the lives of four black women who have been friends from their college days at NYU, as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
Meagan Good (whose credits include Shazam! and The Intruder) will be playing the role of Camille, a stylish, sunny professor of anthropology course “Sex and Love” at Columbia University. While Camille has extensive knowledge about the dating and mating norms of many cultures, she has a hard time navigating the dating choices within her own life.
Grace Byers (whose credits include Empire and The Gifted) will be playing the role of Quinn, an optimistic, creative, and romantic talented fashion designer, Quinn is a trust fund kid who lives a life paid primarily by her parents.
Jerrie Johnson (whose sole credit is Mother’s Milk) will be playing the role of Tye, an alpha, fierce, queer successful app developer who prefers keeping vulnerability and feelings at arm’s length, causing her to date women who are not always her intellectual equal.
Shoniqua Shandai (whose credits include Bodied and I Am The Night) will be playing the role of Angie, a smart, filter-free party, aspiring singer, who never met an impulse she did not follow and is living with Quinn rent-free.
It’s also reported that Malcolm D. Lee, who directed Oliver’s Girls Trip screenplay, is set to direct the first two episodes of the ten-episode series, with Oliver executive producing alongside Amy Poehler under the Paper Kite Productions banner and also 3 Art’s Dave Becky.