As reported by Deadline, Hulu has picked up The Other Black Girl for a season order. The series is adapted from the 2021 New York Times bestselling book by author Zakiya Dalila Harris. Her previous work can be found in Esquire and Cosmopolitan, among other outlets.
Per Deadline, the series will follow Nella, an editorial assistant who is exhausted from being the token black girl at her job. When her publishing firm hires Hazel, however, she is initially excited; but when Hazel’s star begins to rise, Nella discovers something sinister at the company.
Harris will executive produce The Other Black Girl alongside Marty Bowen (Looking for Alaska), Freeform President Tara Duncan (She’s Gotta Have It), Adam Fishbach (Love, Victor), and Wyck Godfrey (Mr. Mercedes). Additional EPs include Emmy nominee Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca) and Danielle Henderson (Dare Me), who will also serve as showrunner. Henderson’s other credits include Paramount+’s The Harper House, Netflix’s Maniac, and Facebook Watch’s Sorry For Your Loss, among others. Henderson also serves as a consulting producer on the upcoming Prime Video series, A League of Their Own, and her memoir, The Ugly Cry, was published by Viking Press in June 2021.
The series comes from Disney’s Onyx Collective, a new content brand for creators of color to produce projects at Hulu. The collective has already ordered projects connected to Emmy nominees Natasha Rothwell (Insecure, The White Lotus), Kerry Washington (Scandal, Little Fires Everywhere), and Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends, Blackish), among others.
Simon and Schuster published The Other Black Girl in 2021, and the story is inspired by Harris’s experiences working as an editorial assistant at a New York publisher. Hulu and Onyx have yet to set a release date for the series.