Viola Davis and Larry Wilmore Developing ‘Black Don’t Crack’ for ABC

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Viola Davis and Larry Wilmore are two of three Black stars that have scored overall ABC deals in the last year. (Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Nearly a year after both Larry Wilmore and Viola Davis scored separate overall deals with ABC, the duo is developing a comedy about reunited sorority sisters. “Black Don’t Crack,” centers on the three women who get back in touch after a crucial time in their lives. The series sees them discover that it’s not all that bad to get older and that they’ll always have each other’s backs, according to Deadline.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting project and to collaborate with the crazy talented, [BCD writer and executive producer and “Insecure” collaborator] Regina Hicks,” Wilmore said in a statement. “BDC is hilarious, heartwarming, and shines a light on women who are hiding in plain sight.”


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Davis will executive produce the project with her husband and partner, Julius Tennon through JuVee Productions. Wilmore will also executive produce the project through Wilmore Films.

“Viola and I are inspired by [writer and executive producer] Regina Hicks and to have Larry Wilmore EP is a dream,” said Tennon. “Seeing these three African-American women who appear not to age but, to have challenges that we can all relate to and in a way, we have not seen before, will be a revelation.”

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