STARZ announced today that Leslie Jones (“Our Flag Means Death,” Coming 2 America ) will join the cast of hit series “BMF” in a recurring role for season two. Jones joins the growing list of new strong female characters that will be featured in the second season accompanying La La Anthony (“The Chi”, The Perfect Find ), who was recently upped to a series regular, and “BMF” newcomers Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, X2: X-Men ) and Christine Horn (“Snowfall,” “black-ish”). The first season of “BMF” debuted as the #1 premiere on the STARZ app last year and ranked as one of the most highly engaged series premieres ever.
Jones will star as Federal Agent Tracy Chambers. Smart and calculating, Chambers knows how to maneuver the bureaucracy that comes with carrying a badge. Years on the streets facing the most dangerous drug dealers have shaped her into a formidable hard charger. She suffers no fools and has a wicked wit to back it up. Jones will join returning cast members 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 Lightning,” “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 ), newcomer 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 set to return as executive producers. “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. #Leslie #LeslieJones @lesdogggg
Written By Wilson Morales | BlackFilmAndTV.com