Anika Noni Rose Lands Lead Role in ‘The Yard’ Pilot
Actress Anika Noni Rose has landed the lead role in the upcoming BET pilot The Yard. Rose will play the newly elected President of a fictional historically black college, Georgia A&M, who is tasked with turning the school around while dealing with an eclectic new group of freshmen.
Anika will be joined by Jasmine Guy, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Sean Blakemore. Felecia D. Henderson, best known for her work on Soul Food, Everybody Hates Chris, Moesha, Sister, Sister and so, so much more, will act as producer, alongside Rob Hardy who’ll also be directing the two-hour pilot.
Anika can also be seen in the upcoming third season of Power which debuts in July. She’ll also be starring as Kizzy in the upcoming History Channel remake of Roots.
Above: Anika attending the BET Networks 2016 Upfront event in New York City earlier today.