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.”