10:00am PT by Rick Porter
Gregg Wayans to Star in Freeform Comedy From 'Black-ish' Veteran
A Freeform pilot from former Black-ish showrunner Kenny Smith has set its core cast.
Gregg Wayans and Asjha Cooper will head the cast of None of the Above as two college friends whose transition into the "real" world isn't easy because they don't quite conform to other people's expectations. Ron Taylor, Justin Miles and Katelyn Tarver also star.
The single-camera comedy comes from ABC Signature, where Smith has an overall deal. Smith (The Game, Marlon) executive produces with director Mo Marable (Woke), former Freeform head of originals Lauren Corrao and Tornante TV.
Wayans (Marlon), the nephew of Keenen, Damon, Kim, Marlon and Shawn Wayans, will play Cannon, a self-assured and witty guy who's always up for new experiences, until he's not. Cooper (All American, Snowfall) will play Valencia, a woman of devout faith whose drive to succeed can border on obsessive.
Taylor plays Mo, a laid-back enterpreneur who's an advocate of the Black community and Black culture. Miles (Paradise Lost) plays Cannon's best friend, Ryan, who goes all in for his friends (for both good and ill), and Tarver (Ballers) plays Cydney, Ryan's wife and a practical, tenacious woman who speaks her mind on saving the environment, and if there's time left, human rights.
Wayans is repped by The Rosenzweig Group; Cooper by A3 Artists Agency and Industry Entertainment; Taylor by Ethan Stern of 3 Arts and Seth Horowitz of Schreck Rose; Miles by Alexander White; and Tarver by ICM Partners and Industry Entertainment.