Malik Yoba Reprises His Most Famous Role - The Color Brief February 27
[This brief was brought you to by the personal essay collection, It’s Okay If You Don’t Read Everything, a heartfelt and human exploration of millennial life. Purchase it today on Amazon.]
Actor Malik Yoba is set to reprise the role that jumpstarted his career.
He has officially joined the cast of ABC’s reboot of New York Undercover. He’ll play Detective J.C. Williams, who is now responsible for supervising a unit of rising detectives.
The show picks up 20 years after the original series ended.
The pilot wraps in March and is tentatively set to debut this fall. New York Undercover is part of a bigger cop drama resurgence at ABC. An NYPD Blue reboot is also in development.
In other news…
Charlie Pride, country music’s first black superstar, finally told his story in the PBS documentary, American Masters – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me. The TV film debuted on February 22 and detailed Pride’s journey as he navigated the racial tensions of the 1960s South and scored 29 no. 1 hits. A detailed piece about Pride is up at Billboard.com.
Follow Uptown Bourgeois on Instagram and Facebook for more updates on creators of color and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Come back tomorrow for another Color Brief.