*ABC has purchased the multi-camera comedy “Black Don’t Crack” from “How To Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis and “Insecure” co-creator Larry Wilmore, according to Deadline.com.
Written and executive produced by “Insecure” co-executive producer Regina Hicks, “Black Don’t Crack” centers around three former sorority sisters who lost touch after college reunite during a pivotal point in each of their lives and realize that now that they are of a certain age sometimes it’s okay to crack and no one will be there for you like your sisters.
Davis and her producing partner/husband Julius Tennon will executive produce via their JuVee Productions, while Wilmore executive produces through his Wilmore Films. Home base will be ABC Studios, where JuVee and Wilmore Films are both under overall deals.
“Viola and I are inspired by 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.”
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting project and to collaborate with the crazy talented, Regina Hicks,” Wilmore said. “BDC is hilarious, heartwarming, and shines a light on women who are hiding in plain sight.”