Viola Davis and Larry Wilmore Team Up for Black Don’t Crack, a New ABC Comedy

Julius Tennon and Viola Davis attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

The golden era of black TV continues to shine, shine, shine. Viola Davis, the cryingest, actingest actress on the scene today, is teaming up with sublime producer Larry Wilmore on a new comedy picked up by ABC, according to reports.

Black Don’t Crack, a look at three sorority sisters who lost touch after college and who reunite, will be written and executive-produced by the co-exec producer of Insecure, Regina Hicks, and executive-produced by Wilmore, whose hand has touched two of the funniest, best black comedies on TV today: ABC’s Black-ish and HBO’s Insecure.

Davis and her producing partner and husband, Julius Tennon, are exec-producing through their company, JuVee Productions, and Wilmore is exec-producing through Wilmore Films, according to Shadow and Act. Both JuVee and Wilmore have deals at ABC.

“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,” said Tennon.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting project and to collaborate with the crazy-talented Regina Hicks. BDC is hilarious, heartwarming and shines a light on women who are hiding in plain sight,” said Wilmore.

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Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.