Joining Robertson on the show as regulars are DeRon Horton, John Patrick Amedori, and Ashley Featherston. In addition, Marque Richardson is set to reprise his role in the 2014 film that inspired the program.
Keeping in line with the show’s setting on a contentious university campus, Robertson will play Coco Conners, a student who is turned off by the radical politics currently in vogue amongst her peers:
Horton is Lionel Higgins, a self-proclaimed nerd, who becomes an unlikely hero for being the only student journalist to write a firsthand report on the blackface party that rocks Winchester. Despite this early victory, Lionel — who is still coming to terms with his sexuality — discovers that navigating between the disparate black and gay cultures on campus is his most arduous challenge yet.
Amedori will portray Gabe, Sam’s intellectual equal and their debates are passionate and as heated as their secret (for now) affair. Gabe genuinely loves Sam and wants their relationship to go to the next level, but feels pushed aside in the groundswell of Sam’s racially political movement.
Featherson is Joelle Brooks, a girl who can code switch at lightning speed and is Sam White’s best friend. While smart, funny and charming, Joelle prefers to orbit Sam’s bright star instead of shining on her own, but soon starts to covet Sam’s life.
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