La La Anthony Promoted to Series Regular on Starz’s ‘BMF’

New York, NY - August 20, 2019: La La Anthony wearing dress by Alexandre Vauthier attends STARZ Power Season 6 premiere at Madison Square Garden (Shutterstock)

La La Anthony is set to reprise her role as Markisha Taylor on season 2 of Starz drama BMF.

In an announcement Friday, the premium cable network said Anthony has been upped to a series regular and will have an expanded storyline in the second season.

Her character, Markisha, is described as the smart, sophisticated and street savvy wife of a powerful Detroit dealer. Despite the risk, Terry begins to pursue her relentlessly and they develop a friendship.

Season 2 of the drug trade drama will also feature Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, X2: X-Men) as a series regular and Christine Horn (Snowfall, Black-ish) in a recurring role.

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BMF stars La La Anthony, Kelly Hu, Christine Horn (Credit: Starz)
La La Anthony, Kelly Hu, Christine Horn (Credit: Starz)

Per Starz, Hu will play Detective Veronica Jin, a smart, complex and tough cop out on the streets. Jin’s emotional journey is both universal and unique as she is a product of the American Dream shaped by her Chinese immigrant parents, but unique because Jin becomes the only Asian American, female detective in the murder capital of the world in the ‘80s.

Horn will recur as Mabel Jones, a trusted friend and neighbor to the Flenory family. Despite her vivacious façade, the Flenory’s will discover there’s more to Mabel than what meets the eye.

BMF premiered in 2021, and follows the real-life story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s to create one of the most influential crime families in the U.S.

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The series stars Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr., the son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory; Da’Vinchi; Russell Hornsby; Michole Briana White; Ajiona Alexus; Eric Kofi Abrefa; Myles Truitt; and Steve Harris; along with Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight, Wood Harris and Snoop Dogg.

The drama is created by Randy Huggins and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson executive produces. Tasha Smith directed multiple episodes and executive produces. Terri Kopp, Anthony Wilson and Anne Clements also serve as executive producers.

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