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Isaach de Bankolé to reprise role in ‘Wakanda Forever’; Discovery+ announces ‘Justice, USA’ from Common; and more


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Isaach de Bankolé is headed back to Wakanda. has learned that Bankolé will reprise his role as Wakandan council member and an elder from the River Tribe in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The actor will join returning cast members Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and newcomers Tenoch Huerta and Michaela Coel. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on July 8, 2022.

In other news, Discovery+ and OWN ordered a new documentary series Justice, USA that will take an “in-depth and unflinching look at the U.S. Criminal Justice System.” Executive-produced by Common, Tamara Brown, Marshall Goldberg and Mike Tollin, Common says he is “proud of this series because it takes an honest look at the criminal justice system and highlights its need for reform.” A release date for Justice, USA has yet to be announced.

Meanwhile, Emmy-nominated Nailed It host Nicole Byer has landed her first hour-long stand-up comedy special, Variety has learned. The as-yet untitled project, which will premiere on Netflix, will be filmed at the Gramercy Theatre in New York on September 5. A release date for the special has yet to be announced.

Finally, Netflix has announced their largest reality casting call ever. The streamer says they’re looking for new talent to join their shows and series. Some of the shows include Love Is Blind, Nailed It, Indian Matchmaking, Roaring Twenties, Too Hot to Handle and Queer Eye. Instructions on how to submit an application are now available on

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