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Adrienne Warren to Star in Hulu Drama “Black Cake,” Re-Teaming with Marissa Jo Cerar

Adrienne Warren is reuniting along with her “Girls of the Motion” creator and showrunner Marissa Jo Cerar. She’s been tapped as a lead in Cerar’s subsequent venture, “Black Cake,” a Hulu drama that scored a straight-to-series order final fall. Deadline broke the information.

Described as “a household drama wrapped in a homicide thriller with a various forged of characters and a world setting that spans many years,” “Black Cake” takes place in Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England, and Southern California. “Within the late Nineteen Sixties, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband’s homicide,” the supply particulars. “Fifty years later in California, a widow named Eleanor Bennett loses her battle with most cancers, leaving her two estranged kids, Byron and Benny (Warren), a flash drive that holds beforehand untold tales of her journey from the Caribbean to America. These tales, narrated by Eleanor, shock her kids and problem every part they thought they knew about their household’s origin.”

Warren’s character is “an artist and empath who loves along with her complete coronary heart, however mysterious circumstances have saved her estranged from her total household for eight years. When Benny is summoned dwelling by her brother to hearken to a message left by their late mom, she is pressured to face the ghosts from her previous which have saved her from her household for all these years.”

“Girls of the Motion” noticed Warren taking part in Mamie Until-Mobley, whose son Emmett Until was brutally murdered by two white males within the Jim Crow South, sending his mom on a journey to hunt justice on his behalf. Her different credit embody episodes of “Quantico” and “Orange Is the New Black,” and he or she’ll star alongside Viola Davis in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Girl King,” a historic epic impressed by true occasions.

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“I attempt to reside a purpose-driven life, and if meaning serving to share the tales of our ancestors and bringing mild to tales which have been in darkness, I’m comfortable to be a vessel for that,” Warren informed Leisure Weekly earlier this yr.

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