Yaya DaCosta Lands New Role + Nia Long Loses One

While Yaya DaCosta is celebrating landing yet another coveted acting role, actress Nia Long is doing just the opposite, having learned her WEtv drama “The Divide” will not been renewed for a second season.

Yaya, who just wrapped up principle shooting on Lifetime’s Whitney Houston biopic, recently revealed via her Instagram page that she will be co-starring in the upcoming 1970’s gangster flick “The Nice Guys,” which stars Ryan Gosling (Only God Forgives, Drive) and Russell Crowe (Noah, Man of Steele).

Yaya’s name doesn’t yet appear on the film’s IMDB page, so we don’t know exactly what her role will be. I was hoping she’d be lead female, but after a quick Google search and landing on Shadow & Act, it appears lead actress duties have gone to Margaret Qualley.

Oh well…

On to Nia.

WEtv announced earlier today that they will not be renewing their freshman summer drama “The Divide,” which co-starred Nia, Damon Gupton and Marin Ireland.

The hour-long drama was executive produced by “Scandal” star Tony Goldwyn and was an exploration of ethics, politics and race in today’s judicial system.

“The Divide” was WEtv’s first foray into scripted TV, having originally made a name for themselves with reality shows like “Bridezillas,” “Braxton Family Values” and “Kendra on Top.”

“The Divide” was originally developed for AMC, home of “Mad Men” and “The Walking Dead,” but got passed on to WEtv when the network decided to pass.

A check of Nia’s IMDB page shows no upcoming roles on the horizon. However, we do know that she is set to revive her role of Jordan in the next “The Best Man” film which I believe is set to be released in the fall of 2015.


  1. So disappointed. I initially watched The Divide only because of Nia. But ultimately I thought both her and the other cast members did a great job. The story line was novel and interesting as well. Truly surprised that it wasn’t renewed.

  2. The Divide was such GREAT TV!!! I was HOOKED, I tell you! Hate to see it go. Great cast. Great directors. Great writing. Just GOOOOOOOOOOOOD.

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