The actor best known for his role as Switcher in Rapman’s Blue Story joins the latest cast members to be announced.
Kofi–Abrefa is set to be a series regular opposite Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. and Da’Vinchi in the Starz’s drama from writer/executive producer Randy Huggins (Star, Rebel, Power) and executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (For Life, Power, Power Book II: Ghost). Black Mafia Family is produced through Jackson’s G-Unit Film and Television in association with Starz and Lionsgate Television. The series begins filming in the US this month.
Black Mafia Family is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the United States. Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory’s (Flenory Jr.) charismatic leadership, Terry “Southwest T” Flenory’s (Da’Vinchi) business acumen, and the fraternal partnership’s vision beyond the drug trade and into the world of Hip Hop would render the brothers iconic on a global level. Their unwavering belief in family loyalty would be the cornerstone of their partnership and the crux of their eventual estrangement. The series is about love, kinship, and capitalism in the pursuit of the American dream.
Kofi-Abrefa is Lamar. A cross between a serial killer and a court jester, Lamar is an erratic street legend whose unbelievable stories of conquest are part of hood lore. Lamar returns to Southwest Detroit to reclaim his turf and his lady. But Demetrius Flenory is occupying both, forcing a battle between old school and new.
The cast includes Flenory Jr. and Da’Vinchi who join previously announced series regulars Russell Hornsby, Steve Harris (Burning Sands, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman), Arkeisha “Kash Doll” Knight and Wood Harris(Paid In Full, Empire). The announcement of Kofi-Abrefa’s casting came in conjunction with new castmates Michole Briana White, Ajiona Alexus (Empire, 13 Reasons Why) and Myles Truitt (Black Lightning, The New Edition Story).
Kofi-Abrefa recently filmed a series regular role in The One for Netflix, based on John Marr’s critically acclaimed novel, a recurring role on the USA Network series Treadstone, and he worked on the Sundance Lab film Pretty Red Dress, from writer/director Dionne Edwards.
TBB Talks to Eric Kofi-Abrefa on the blue carpet at the premiere of Blue Story