What Happened to all the Black Female Leads?

Black Actresses May Not Be Making Strides in Hollywood After All

JILL MARIE JONES - WHERE DID ALL THE LEADS GORemember earlier this year when we were inundated on an almost daily basis with news of black actress after black actress being picked to lead or co-lead new shows this fall season? Well, now that promo for many of those shows have kicked off, I am starting to see a disturbing trend.

Back in May networks held their Upfront events where they attempt to convince advertisers to support their shows. It was then we got our first look at Quantico, a new police drama from ABC. The Hollywood Reporter, and many other sites, reported Aunjanue Ellis as having landed the Female Lead. However, one look at Quantico’s trailer shows that to be absolutely false.
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Aunjanue Ellis Nabs Lead Role in ‘Quantico’ Pilot

AUNJANUE ELLIS - QUANTICO (140x140)

Actress Aunjanue Ellis, who was recently seen in the BET mini-series “The Book of Negroes,” has landed the lead female role on the upcoming ABC drama Quantico.

The show revolves around a group of FBI recruits who battle their way through training at the Quantico base in Virginia. Ellis will play the character of Miranda, the base’s director, who oversees the training of all new enlistees.
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