Gabrielle Dennis Brings Nightshade to Luke Cage
There will be some new, but familiar faces around Harlem when Luke Cage returns for its sophomore season later this fall. According to published reports, actress Gabrielle Dennis will be joining the comic book series as a recurring character. The former Rosewood beauty will be taking on the role of Doctor Tilda Johnson, a brilliant holistic practitioner who spends her downtime as Nightshade, a super-villain who uses her genius-level abilities to wreak havoc on her enemies.
While enjoying my advanced preview of several Fox shows (which won’t be available to the public until they air in the fall) I discovered that actress Gabrielle Dennis, best known for her role as Janay on The Game, has landed a co-starring role in the new drama Rosewood, which stars The Perfect Guy actor Morris Chestnut.
Gabrielle plays Pippy, sister, and personal assistant to her brother, Beaumont Rosewood Jr., a private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology to help Miami PD solve crimes no one else can.
Gabrielle Union doesn’t seem to be stressin’ the cancellation of her “Flash Forward” series by ABC. Why not? Because the actress has already moved on to her next role. According to online reports, the 38 year old beauty will be co-starring alongside actress Brigid Brannagh in a spin-off of the Lifetime drama “Army Wives.”
The show isn’t set to debut until this fall; however a special end of the season episode of “Wives” will serve as a preview of what is to come.
For fans of Gabby hoping to see her back on the big screen- the actress is rumored to be starring in “The Van Zandt Shakedown,” a thriller that co-stars Ving Rhames and Dennis Farina.
Dawn Richard Joins Rosewood
Singer Dawn Richard is set to guest star on the upcoming second season of Fox’s hit medical drama Rosewood. Dawn announced the news earlier today via Instagram, where she posted photos of herself on set with fellow cast member Gabrielle Dennis.
Tia Mowry Joins Rosewood Cast
Actress Tia Mowry is joining the cast of Rosewood. The former Instant Mom star has been tapped for a multi-episodic arc set to begin when the show returns after its mid-season finale on March 2, 2016.
Tia is set to play the role of Cassie, a childhood friend of Pippy’s (Gabrielle Dennis). She reportedly owns her own successful business, despite being homeless as a teen after her parents discovered she was a lesbian and kicked her out.
Fox Extends Rosewood’s Episode Order to 22
Fox’s new hit drama Rosewood is sticking around for a while, or at least until the end of it’s season one 22-episode run.
Originally slated to air for thirteen episodes, Fox ordered an additional nine, citing the show’s solid performance in live and delayed viewing.
Rosewood stars Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Dennis and Lorraine Toussant. It has also featured Nicole Ari Parker and Rasheeda in recurring roles.
Rosewood Cast Photos
Veteran actress Lorraine Toussaint is joining the cast of Fox’s freshman drama Rosewood, which stars Morris Chestnut (The Best Man) and Gabrielle Dennis (The Game).
Toussaint , most recently seen in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, was a last minute addition to the one-hour procedural, and will play the mother of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Chestnut) and Pippy Rosewood (Dennis).