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Megalyn Echikunwoke Has Been Cast In an Upcoming Drama Series at Fox

The Nigerian-American actor known for her appearances in the films "Late Night" and "Night School" will play the role of a criminal defense lawyer in this untitled pilot.

Megalyn Echikunwoke is the Nigerian-American actor known for her recent roles in the 2019 Sundance Festival-acclaimed Late Night and Tiffany Haddish's comedy Night School.

Variety reports that she's set to appear in the pilot season of an untitled drama series over at Fox based on an Australian show entitled, Sisters.


The show appears to be a whirlwind of a plot. Here's the synopsis below:

Only child Julia Bechley (Brittany Snow) has her life turned upside down when it's revealed that her father, a pioneering Nobel Prize-winning fertility doctor, used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children over the course of his career. Reeling from this explosive revelation, Julia discovers two new sisters—her former best friend (Echikunwoke) and an ex-Olympic athlete. Against all odds, the women attempt to form an untraditional family and lean on each other as they grapple with their own identity crises.

Echikunwoke has been cast as Edie—a criminal defense attorney who works with her husband leading a seemingly successful life. In the show, we'll follow her character navigate her unhappiness with her marriage while longing for stability in her life.

The untitled Fox pilot will be written and executive produced by Annie Weisman, with Jason Katims, Imogen Banks (the creator of the original series), Jeni Mulein and Sharon Levy also onboard as executive producers.

Along with her roles in Late Night and Night School, Echikunwoke is known for her role in DC Comics' live-action and animated TV projects, playing Mari McCabe, or Vixen.

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Kenyan Rastafarians Want Cannabis Unbanned for Religious Reasons

The Rastafari Society of Kenya argues that the personal use of cannabis, which is currently outlawed in the country, is an integral part of their religion.

According to local media reports, the Rastafari Society of Kenya has gone before the High Court to argue in favour of the personal use of cannabis. Currently illegal in Kenya, the minority religious group argues that the laws criminalising the use of cannabis in Kenya are prejudiced towards their religion given that the substance is a "sacrament connecting believers to their creator." Cannabis is commonly used as incense to initiate religious practises by Rastafarians and is often followed by a series of praises and prayers.

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