Actor Dorian Missick attends the premiere of "The Bounty Hunter" at Ziegfeld Theatre on March 16, 2010 in New York

Actor Dorian Missick attends the premiere of “The Bounty Hunter” at Ziegfeld Theatre on March 16, 2010 in New York

*“Southland” alum Dorian Missick is set to co-star opposite Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin in their HBO comedy pilot, which is executive produced by Lorne Michaels.

Written by Riddle and Salahuddin, the untitled project stars the duo as Bashir and Diallo, two 30-year old-reporters, as they try to make it big in the burgeoning black mecca of contemporary Atlanta, aka the New South.

Missick will play Jay, an ex-Harvard classmate of Bashir and Diallo who has reached fame and success within the community in Atlanta.

Also cast in the pilot are Tasie Lawrence as Chloe, a 20-something photographer who is assigned to Bashir and Diallo because her father runs the Atlanta Torch, the newspaper where they work; and Barry Shabaka Henley as Buddy, Chloe’s father and Bashir and Diallo’s boss.