Amazon has set the main cast for its upcoming Tracy Oliver comedy, also adding Pharrell Williams and his producing partner Mimi Valdés as executive producers and Oliver’s “Girls Trip” collaborator Malcolm D. Lee as director.
Meagan Good, Grace Byers, Jerrie Johnson and Shoniqua Shandai will star in the still-untitled single-camera comedy, which centers on the lives of four black women – friends from their college days at NYU – as they navigate sex, relationships and chasing their dreams.
Oliver is creator, writer and executive producer on the series from Amazon Studios, Universal Television and Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions. The project will reunite her with Lee, who has signed on to direct the first two episodes.
On the show, Good will portray 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. Byers will play Quinn, an optimistic, creative, and romantic talented fashion designer. She is a trust fund kid who lives a life paid primarily by her parents.
Shandai will play Angie, a smart, filter-free party, aspiring singer, who never met an impulse she did not follow and is living with Quinn rent-free. And Johnson will play 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.
In addition to Oliver, executive producers on the series include Poehler, Dave Becky and Kim Lessing, as well as Williams and Valdes of I am OTHER.