B.J. Britt Black Bachelor Unreal

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fave B.J. Britt Is TV's First Black Bachelor (on UnREAL)

And TV’s first African-American Bachelor is… B.J. Britt!

TVLine has learned exclusively that Lifetime’s UnREAL has tapped the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Being Mary Jane actor to join the Season 2 cast. Britt will take on the much-buzzed-about series-regular role of Darius Hill, a drop-dead gorgeous professional quarterback who becomes Everlasting‘s first Black suitor.

With a million-dollar smile, sweetness and swagger, Darius is the whole package — and his casting marks a huge win for Quinn (Constance Zimmer) and Rachel (Shiri Appleby). Hoping to charm his way out of a PR scandal, Darius has no idea that the ride he’s about to take on Everlasting will change his life forever.

Last week at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, UnREAL producers said the decision to go where ABC’s Bachelor has yet to dare was a no-brainer. “There are few things more pressing than this conversation,” co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro said. “We don’t want to fall asleep at the wheel.”

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  1. I miss BJ so much on AoS and I’m definitely planning on checking this show out when it drops on Hulu so yay!

    • KT says:

      I’m so with you. I adored him on Agents of Shield and I’m still pretty bitter his character got killed off. Argh. But, this is great news. I’m glad we’ll be seeing him on something as entertaining as UnReal.

  2. LADY_in_MD says:

    This is going to be such a good season the first one was amazing can’t wait for it to come back!

  3. MissEllys says:

    I cannot believe it. This is awesome….love this actor

  4. Lillie says:

    I’m so happy for BJ, he’s amazing! Will this count as an AoS reunion of sorts, even though Trip died before Roz was introduced? I choose to believe it will :)

  5. Bryan says:

    That’s cool. I wonder if in future seasons, they will have a Bachelorette or that other spinoff. (sorry, I havent watched any iteration of the Bacheor before)

  6. laurelnev says:

    Can I PLEASE be his Cougar Bachelorette? Pretty please? :D

  7. lariet50 says:

    Might actually have to watch this now! Love BJ, I miss him on AoS!!!

  8. Mary says:

    “C’mon girl.” I guess that means I have to add ‘UnREAL’ to my watch list.

  9. Eva says:

    Great news! An actor I love in a show I love.

  10. A says:

    Can we just get Tripp back please?

  11. Lauren says:

    Awesome!! Loved him on AOS and happy to get him back on my screen in my new favourite show!

  12. Joey Padron says:

    Happy he’ll be on the show in new season! He was great on Agents of Shield! Excited to see season 2!

  13. Jennifer says:

    Great casting! I’m so looking forward to season 2.

  14. Katy says:

    For him I’ll watch it! I miss him on Agents of Shield so much.

  15. So happy says:

    Good to see BJ again!