Courtesy of STARZ50 Cent has enlisted some major talent for his upcoming Starz Original series, Black Mafia Family.
Starz announced Thursday that the show — which is inspired by the real Black Mafia Family, a powerful drug trafficking organization that had ties to hip-hop — has added Russell Hornsby and Steve Harrisas series regulars. Arkeisha Knight, better known as “Kash Doll,” has joined the cast in a recurring role.
Black Mafia Family, which has been in the works at Starz since 2016, will tell the real-life story of brothers Demetrius ‘Big Meech’ Flenory and Terry ‘Southwest T’ Flenory, who “rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country,” according to Starz.
Hornsby will star as Charles Flenory, the principled patriarch of the Flenory family and a struggling musician who tries to save Terry from the influence of his older brother Demetrius. Harris, meanwhile, will play Detective Bryant, a 20-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department who has a longstanding relationship with Demetrius Flenory.
Additionally, Knight has been cast in the role of Monique, a paralegal for the biggest defense attorney in Detroit and a strong single mom determined to give her daughter a better life. She is also one of Demetrius Flenory’s lovers.
Black Mafia Family is set to begin filming in Atlanta and Detroit in 2021.
By Candice Williams
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