Leonard Roberts

*Leonard Roberts has been cast in VH1’s “Drumline 2: A New Beat,” co-written by Karen Gist and Regina Hicks.

The sequel to the 2002 feature “Drumline” feature focuses on a new set of characters at a fictional New Orleans university. The story follows Danielle (Dani) Bolton, an upper-class Brooklyn girl who defies her parents in order to attend a college in Louisiana so she can join – and revitalize – their once-prominent drumline.

Roberts will reprise his role of Sean Taylor from the 2002 pic.

As previously reported, Fox TV Studios is co-financing and looking at the project as a possible back-door pilot.