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Gloria Reuben Nabs Recurring Role in VH1’s ‘The Breaks’

Actress Gloria Reuben attends Disney's "The BFG" premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
Actress Gloria Reuben attends Disney’s “The BFG” premiere at the El Capitan Theatre on June 21, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

*Gloria Reuben is the latest to join VH1’s hip hop-themed drama “The Breaks.”

Inspired by Dan Charnas‘ book on the hip-hop hustle “The Big Payback,” the series follows three friends through their come-up in the hip-hop industry in New York City in 1990.

Reuben, who has appeared on “E.R.”, “Mr. Robot” and “Lincoln,” will take on the recurring role of Malthuas “Mattie” Taylor, a “powerful and polished” department head at a record label.

“I’m very excited to be a part of The Breaks team at VH1!,” Reuben says in a statement sent to Billboard. “Seith Mann and a very talented cast and crew have brought interesting and fun storytelling (not to mention a cool throwback style and look) to the project! And it’s great fun to work side by side with my longtime friend Bill Flanagan.”

The original TV film aired on VH1 in January and starred Mack Wilds, Wood Harris and Afton Williamson, who will all return to the series.

Watch the trailer for the film below:

G.O.O.D. Music singer-dancer Teyana Taylor, star of Kanye West’s “Fade” video, was also recently added to the cast.

Charnas, Seith Mann, John J. Strauss, Bill Flanagan and Darren Goldberg will serve as executive producers.

Via Billboard:

“The Breaks,” due to premiere in January 2017, chronicles the journey of Nikki, David and DeeVee, three friends united by their love of hip-hop, as they work to make their big mark in the music industry. The film started in summer 1990 in New York, where the music industry’s artists and hustlers intersect in the dance clubs and the street corners of the still crime-ridden city. But they will all soon discover lives can be broken as fast as legends can be born.

For VH1, The Breaks marks its latest foray into scripted originals. The cable network has scripted drama Hit the Floor in its third season and reality TV parody Barely Famous set for its second run later this year. The cabler last year reversed course on a second season of critical darling Hindsight and scrapped the series completely in a fiscal play.

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