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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 sistersβ€”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 Edieβ€”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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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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