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Since Marvel officially announced that Chadwick Boseman was cast as T'Challa the Black Panther, many fans have called this casting a home run on Marvel’s part. For the past couple of years he has been one of the hottest actors in Hollywood following his critically acclaimed performances in 42, and the recent Get On Up, which will surely get him many nominations during awards season. Now the question is, who will be Chadwick’s supporting cast of characters, and who is best to bring these characters to life. These are some of the most popular choices. 

1. Nicole Beharie as Monica Lynne - Since Storm is off limits due to that character being owned by Fox, Monica Lynn will probably have a high profile in this movie, and who better to play Monica than the actress who played his wife in his first major movie 42. Nicole is a favorite in the geek community due to her role as Lt. Abbie Mills on the surprise hit TV show Sleepy Hollow, so given her already strong chemistry with Chadwick should make for a great casting choice. 

Honorable Mention: Meagan Good

2. Danai Gurira as Princess Shuri- Clearly there is a bias for actresses in the geek spectrum. Other than being a dead ringer for the character, who better to play T’Challa’s ass kicking super badass sister Shuri, than the ass kicking super badass Michonne herself, Danai Guira. She has proven herself on Walking Dead, and a role like this will only build her star power even more.

Honorable Mention: Lupita N'Yongo (if she can isn’t cast as Storm in the new X-Men.)

3. Dennis Haybert as King T’Chaka- He doesn’t just sell insurance, he kicks ass. There are so many badass actors that could play the role of the noble and regal T’Chaka, but anybody who has seen 24 & The Unit knows the size, voice, and dignified demeanor of Dennis Haybert would make a great King of Wakanda.

Honorable Mention: Peter Mensah or Wesley Snipes, (just so he can be in the movie he so badly wanted to be in the 90s.)

4. Angela Bassett as Queen Mother - Should there be any argument about this? The almost ageless actress Angela Bassett shoudl no doubt be a front runner in the role of T'Challa’s step mother and Queen Mother of Wakanda. She’s already played the mother of countless black figures in history. Get it done Marvel.

Honorable Mention: Alfre Woodard or Sophie Okonedo

Giancarlo Epsoitio as Uncle S’yan - He’s Gus Fring!!!!!!!!

Nothing else should be said. Get it done Marvel!



BBC AMERICA and BBC One announced today that Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit, Far From Heaven) has been cast in the new co-produced drama series, Undercover. The original six-part political thriller is the first co-developed series under the wide-ranging, creative partnership between BBC Worldwide and AMC Networks, and will be distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide. Slated for premiere on BBC AMERICA and BBC One in 2016, Undercover is currently filming in Louisiana and the UK. Today marks Haysbert’s first day on set.

Starring opposite Sophie Okonedo (Criminal Justice, The Secret Life of Bees, Hotel Rwanda) and Adrian Lester (Red Band Society, London Spy, Primary Colors), Dennis Haysbert plays Rudy Jones - a man who has been on death row for twenty years, falsely imprisoned for murder. Maya (Okonedo) can only watch as her dearest friend and client refuses to go quietly, urging her to fight the deep-grained injustices that have tainted two decades of his life. Truths will emerge and Maya and her husband Nick’s (Lester) lives will change forever.

Bold and gripping, Undercover takes on controversial and challenging issues that impact society on a global scale, with the narrative intercut over different decades, concurrently unfolding in both the US and UK. The new series follows Maya, who is about to become the first African-American Director of Public Prosecutions, the highest ranking public prosecutor role in England. But just as Maya’s life comes under intense public scrutiny she discovers that Nick, her husband and the father of her children, has been lying to her for years. Twenty years ago Nick was a fearless and dedicated undercover officer, infiltrating organizations considered a danger to society because of their political beliefs. Nick built himself a fake past, but now with his wife suspecting and his conscience killing him, his secret identity may end up compromising his wife’s new career. Is Nick concealing an affair, or is it something altogether more sinister? If Maya digs up his real past will she jeopardize her own future? What price do you pay for uncovering lies? And who wants her in the top job, and why?

Undercover is created by acclaimed writer Peter Moffat (Silk, Criminal Justice) and executive produced by Hilary Salmon, Head of BBC Drama Production England, for BBC One and BBC AMERICA. Salmon previously worked with Moffat on his hit legal series Silk, as well as the BAFTA-winning Criminal Justice. Undercover is directed by James Hawes (Penny Dreadful, Enid) and Jim O’Hanlon (In the Flesh, Emma), with Richard Stokes (Broadchurch, Silk) producing.