Tisha Campbell and Essence Atkins will star in the upcoming ABC comedy pilot “Black Don’t Crack.” The series will also star Tahj Mowry, Beth Grant, Sherri Shepard and Isaiah Mustafa.
The project is written and executive produced by Regina Hicks while Viola Davis is one of the executive producers on the project as well.
According to Deadline, “’Black Don’t Crack’ centers around three former sorority sisters, played by Shepard, Atkins and Campbell, who lost touch after college and reunite during a pivotal point in their lives. They realize sometimes it’s okay to crack and when you do, no one will be there for you like your friends.”
“Black Don’t Crack” will reunite Mowry and Atkins as well. The two previously played brother and sister on the 90’s comedy series “Smart Guy.”
“Words can’t even begin to describe how awesome God is or how grateful and excited I am to be a part of this new ABC project that stars the incredible and awesome[ly] talented artists @sherrieshepherd @bethgrantactor @isaiahmustafa and my former baby brother, now grown a– incredible super dope brother in Christ @tahj_mowry (yup ‘Smart Guy’ in the building). God is showing off and I am honored and humbled by his generosity,” Atkins posted on Instagram.
Campbell, who also announced in February that she has a new talk show coming with her best friend Tichina Arnold, was elated about the show as well and posted her excitement to IG.
“Okay yall this is gonna be fun as hell! Very excited to co-star next to these beautiful women and my girls @sherrieshepherd and @essence_says on the new @reginayhicks project for @abctv called ‘Black Don’t Crack’ executive produced by the dynamic duo @violadavis #JuliusTennon with @juveeproductions along with someone I’ve also wanted to work with for a long time @larrywilmore Also in the cast is my nephew, in my head, @tahj_mowry @bethgrantactor and @isaiahmustafa,” Campbell captioned.
Mowry will play Shepard’s son in the series.