Williams past show “Black Lightning” just came to an end and she’s already making some big moves.
“The Spook Who Sat By The Door” is based off the book and it also had a film back in the 70s. The production is currently underway.
The series also stars Christina Jackson, Lucas Till, Nathan Darrow and Tom Irwin.
According to Deadline,
“The potential series will tell the fictional story of Dan Freeman (Noel), a patriot and Vietnam vet, who is recruited as the only Black operative in the CIA as part of an affirmative-action program in the late 1960s. After a very competitive selection process he trains in high-level combat and espionage. However, following this arduous training, this model recruit is rewarded with a post in the reprographics (aka photocopying) department, “left by the door” as a token of the CIA’s “racial equality.”
Till is set for the role of CIA agent Graham Renfroe, with Williams playing high-class working girl Etta Henry. Darrow has been cast as CIA Assistant Director Alfred Ames, with Irwin portraying political operative and CIA Director Jack Turner.”
This show has so much potential and we hope it gets picked up for a full season.