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Skai Jackson To Star In Lee Daniels Comedy Series ‘Our People’

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There will soon be a new comedy series headed to FOX, courtesy of Lee Daniels Entertainment, Endemol Shine, and 20th Century Fox TV.

‘Our People,’ which stars Disney’s ‘Bunk’d’ actress Skai Jackson and actor Matthew Glave, is a culture-clash comedy pilot by Lee Daniels and ‘Modern Family’ executive producer, Vali Chandrasekaran. It tells the story of Abel (Bernard David Jones), a man from a bombastic African family that doesn’t have a word in their native language for “privacy,” and his fiancée Jenny (Beth Behrs), from a Midwestern family, as they try to build a normal life together — though nobody can agree what that “normal” means.

Glave will play Nick, the laid back and loving father to Jenny (Behrs). Jackson will portray Aisha, little sister to Abel (Jones).

 

The series, written by Chandrasekaran and directed by Trent O’Donnell, is based on the Israeli format Nevsu: A Young Multicultural Couple.

Skai Jackson currently has a role as Zuri Ross on Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ spinoff, ‘Bunk’d,’ while Matthew Glave’s most recent project includes Slamdance film, ‘Funny Story’.

 

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