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[03/11/22 - 10:00 AM]
La La Anthony Upped to Series Regular in Second Season of Starz Hit Drama Series "BMF" with Kelly Hu Joining Cast as Series Regular
Plus: Christine Horn will recur as Mabel Jones, a trusted friend and neighbor to the Flenory family.

[via press release from Starz]

LA LA ANTHONY UPPED TO SERIES REGULAR IN SECOND SEASON OF STARZ HIT DRAMA SERIES "BMF" WITH KELLY HU JOINING CAST AS SERIES REGULAR

CHRISTINE HORN ALSO TO JOIN CAST IN A RECURRING ROLE IN THE SOPHOMORE SEASON

Santa Monica, Calif. - March 11, 2022 - STARZ announced today that La La Anthony ("The Chi", The Perfect Find) has been upped to series regular for the second season of "BMF" with Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, X2: X-Men) joining the cast as series regular and Christine Horn ("Snowfall," "Black-ish") set to recur.

La La Anthony will reprise her role as Markisha Taylor, who will have an expanded storyline in the second season. Markisha is the smart, sophisticated and street savvy wife of a powerful Detroit dealer. Despite the risk, Terry begins to pursue her relentlessly and they develop a friendship.

Kelly Hu will star as Detective Veronica Jin, a smart, complex and tough cop out on the streets. Jin's emotional journey is both universal and unique as she is a product of the American Dream shaped by her Chinese immigrant parents, but unique because Jin becomes the only Asian American, female detective in the murder capital of the world in the '80s.

Christine Horn will recur as Mabel Jones, a trusted friend and neighbor to the Flenory family. Despite her vivacious facade, the Flenory's will discover there's more to Mabel than what meets the eye.

Anthony, Hu and Horn will join the existing cast including: Demetrius "Lil Meech" Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory; Da'Vinchi (The Way Back, "grown-ish"), **Russell Hornsby **(Fences, The Hate U Give), Michole Briana White ("Dead to Me," She Hate Me), Myles Truitt ("Black Lightening," "The New Edition Story") and Steve Harris ("The Practice," Diary of a Mad Black Woman). Snoop Dogg (Dolemite Is My Name, Soul Plane, Training Day), Arkeisha "Kash Doll" Knight, Wood Harris ("Empire," Creed), and Serayah ("Empire," Favorite Son) star in recurring roles.

"BMF" is executive produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (co-creator of the "Power" Universe, "For Life"), alongside showrunner, executive producer, writer and Detroit native Randy Huggins ("Star," "Rebel," "Power"). Heather Zuhlke joins as an executive producer on the sophomore season with Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements who are both set to return to executive produce. "BMF" is produced through Jackson's G-Unit Film and Television in association with Lionsgate Television for STARZ.

About "BMF"

"BMF" is inspired by true legends 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 this country. Demetrius "Big Meech" Flenory's charismatic leadership, Terry "Southwest T" Flenory's business acumen and the fraternal partnership's vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of hip-hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. This is a story about love, kinship and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.

Follow "BMF" on Social Twitter: @BMFStarz | @STARZPR Instagram: @BMFStarz | @STARZPR Facebook: @BMFStarz

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the "best of global SVOD." STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 60 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company's film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.





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