Actress Annie Ilonzeh attends the People StyleWatch Denim Awards by GILT at the Palihouse on September 19, 2013 in West Hollywood, California
*Annie Ilonzeh, who became the first black angel in ”Charlie’s Angels” history during ABC’s short-lived 2011 reboot, has signed on for the NBC drama pilot “Coercion,” based on an Israeli format, reports Deadline.com.
The thriller revolves around the O’Connor family and their son, Alex (Gavin Stenhouse), a decorated American war hero and CIA analyst. Unbeknownst to him, both of his parents and his sister are part of a dormant Russian sleeper cell that has just been reactivated.
Ilonzeh plays Julia, a no-nonsense Special Agent with the FBI assigned to work closely with Alex. She has recurred on “Arrow” and “Drop Dead Diva.”
Meagan Good at LAX
(February 21, 2014)
*Meagan Good has landed another NBC drama.
The “Deception” alum has been tapped to star in the network’s regeneration drama pilot, “Babylon Fields,” which centers on the dead rising again in Babylon, N.Y., where lives are regained, old wounds are reopened and families are restored — for better or worse. The newly regenerated bodies are healing faster and growing stronger, prompting discussion that this might be the next step in human evolution.
Good will play Janine Beltran, a beautiful local doctor with an edge to her.
*I usually write a black history month column in March—largely because I don’t like people telling me when I, or others, should celebrate my history. I decided to write the piece early this year, because a point needs to be made, when it happened—not after it happens.
So, Happy Black History Month. Truth be told—every month is black history month, because American history is black history, and vice versa. Society just refuses, many times, to tell it correctly—or tell it at all. There is no America without black people—who helped build this country, bled and died for this country—and has been the source of every major conflict.