Actor Lance Gross (Hawaii 5-0, Star, Sleepy Hollow) has been cast in the series regular role of Tyrique Freeman in FOX’s upcoming new fall drama series.
Our Kind of People from writer/executive producer Karin Gist (Star, Mixed-ish, Grey’s Anatomy) and executive producer Lee Daniels (The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Empire, Star). Marc Velez (Lee Daniels Entertainment); Pam Williams and Claire Brown (The Gist Of It Productions); Ben Silverman and Rodney Ferrell (Propagate); and Montrel McKay serve as executive producers.
Tasha Smith (9-1-1, Big Sky, P-Valley) will direct the series premiere of Our Kind of People.
Gross will co-star opposite Yaya DaCosta, Morris Chestnut, LeToya Luckett, Joe Morton, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Alana Bright andKyle Bary.
Gross will portray Tyrique Freeman, a smooth, handsome man with an edge, who was born into modest circumstances but made a fortune in construction and has gained acceptance in The Bluffs. When Angela (DaCosta) confronts Leah (Luckett) at her stuffy fundraiser, Tyrique rallies to help her and her Aunt Piggy (TBD) save face. The sizzling chemistry between him and Angela is immediately obvious, but he warns the straightforward Angela that she has to play the game if she wants entry into the elite Black community, and he offers to help in any way he can.
The series will premiere Tuesdays this Fall on Fox.