Lauren London is among eight cast members added to Netflix’s drama series True Story, starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes as long-lost brothers.
Netflix made the announcement Wednesday, saying the actress joins Tawny Newsome (Space Force), Will Catlett (Charm City Kings), Paul Adelstein (Imposters), Ash Santos (American Horror Story: Apocalypse), John Ales (Euphoria), Chris Diamantopoulos (Silicon Valley), and Billy Zane (Titanic).
London rose to prominence after playing New New in the 2006 film ATL. Since then, she has appeared in the films This Christmas (2007), Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011), Baggage Claim (2013), the BET series Games People Play, as well as the network’s rebooted version of comedy series The Game, and VH1’s Single Ladies.
As previously reported, the upcoming Netflix project follows fictional comedian Kid (Hart), who reconnects with his long-lost older brother Carlton (Snipes) during a comedy tour stop. What follows is an evening that could threaten everything Kid has built.
Newsome will be playing the role of comedy writer Billie, who works for Kid and is wrestling with either pursuing her dreams through other outlets or being loyal to Kid.
Catlett will portray Kid’s bodyguard Herschel, who is described as having a quiet sense of humor and “struggles to keep Kid safe once he and his brother Carlton grow closer,” according to the streaming platform.
True Story is executive produced by Narcos and Narcos: Mexico showrunner Eric Newman. Newman is also writing the series, and Hart will serve as an executive producer through his HartBeat Productions company.
Luke Cage’s Charles Murray is an additional executive producer and showrunner. True Story marks Kevin Hart’s dramatic series debut.