Leslie Jones is ready to crack down on crime as a federal agent on season 2 of Starz’s BMF.
The Saturday Night Live alum joins the cast as Federal Agent Tracy Chambers, a smart and calculating agent who has dealt with drug dealers for years, the premium cable network announced Thursday.
Jones has a growing list of acting credits including Coming 2 America (2021), the Ghostbusters remake (2016), Chris Rock’s Top Five (2014), and playing Spanish Jackie in HBO Max’s historical comedy series Our Flag Means Death.
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In addition to Jones, Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, X2: X-Men) and Christine Horn (Snowfall, black-ish) are joining the season 2 cast and La La Anthony (The Chi, The Perfect Find) was recently upped to a series regular.
BMF is inspired by the true story of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory. The two siblings from inner-city Detroit joined forces as teenagers in the 1980s, to create the Black Mafia Family — one of the most prominent drug trafficking organizations in the U.S.
Returning cast members include Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory; Da’Vinchi; Russell Hornsby; Michole Briana White; Myles Truitt; and Steve Harris. Snoop Dogg; newcomer Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight; Wood Harris; and Serayah will have recurring roles.
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BMF is executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (co-creator of the Power Universe, For Life), alongside showrunner, executive producer and writer 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.
The series debuted last year and became the highest-rated premiere in 2021 for Starz.