BMF Cast: Future Looks Bright For The Stand-Out Cast
Updated: Oct 14, 2021
The new show BMF, for Black Mafia Family, is the fictional retelling of the drug empire built by two brothers, Demetrius and Terry Flenory. It premiered on September 26 on Starz.
About The Show
The show begins in the grittier, late 1980's Detroit, back when Detroit was often thought of as the murder capital of the US. An 8 episode series will take us through the start of the brothers’ (also known as Big Meech and Southwest T, careers as drug kings.
Ultimately, the brothers were toppled by law enforcement in 2005.
The show has been praised for remaining true-to-life in capturing the feel of Detroit at the time, probably thanks to Executive Producer Randy Huggins. Detroit isn't just a place on the map to him. "I bleed Detroit," Huggins states matter-of-factly to the Detroit Free Press.
About The Cast
Perhaps even more interesting than the show's material is its cast.
The son of the real "Big Meech," stars in the show as his own father, portraying his father's meteoric rise and fall in the drug world. Demetrius "Little Meech" Flenory makes his acting debut in this close-to-home role. Flenory was 5 when his father went to jail. He is also slated to appear on Euphoria, possibly as Maddy's boyfriend. He neither confirms nor denies his specific part in Euphoria at this time.
Other significant casting choices include Eminem, who portrays a (real-life) FBI informant White Boy Rick in a cameo role. Snoop Dogg appears as a pastor.
The regularly occurring cast, in all 8 episodes, includes:
John Chaffin, portraying older Meech. Chaffin has been in the business for a while but has yet to have a big break. This role could be momentous for the star. He's got 36 credits under his belt, but none large enough to make him a household name. Fans will recognize him, though—he portrayed Dezz on Blindspotting and Warlock in The Haves and Have Nots.
Russell Hornsby, as Charles Flenory. Hornsby is best known for The Hate U Give and Fences.
Michole Briana White, playing Lucille Flenory. White is an established actress, with 64 credits to her name on IMDB. She'll be seen on Six Feet and California Love soon.
Ajiona Alexus as Kato. Alexus was previously seen on Empire, but this is arguably a break-out role for the young actress.
Eric Kofi-Abrefa, who plays Lamar. His most recent notable work is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He is also known for roles in Snowden and Fury.
Jasun Jabbar Wardlaw, Jr. as Dink. This is another actor who has been active in the business, with roles in Black Lightning and Stargirl, among others. But the attention that this show is expected to receive may be career-changing for the 23-year-old actor.
Tyshon Freeman, portraying Hoop. Freeman is best known for a role in The Gifted, but yet again, we have an actor who is almost certainly looking at the role that launches his career here.
Shondalia White, as Karen Jones. White's most notable work includes roles on Black-ish, American Horror Story, and Shameless. This is yet another actress who has yet to become a serious feature, and this might be her big break.
While the cast only has 8 episodes to make an impression, it's exciting to see a lot of names who have been in the industry for a long time paying their dues finally getting a chance to really shine.
With the buzz that this series is generating, a lot of eyes are going to be watching. It will be interesting to see what this means for their careers in the future.
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Jamie Dixon is a contributing writer here at The Pyrrhic. She's a content writer by profession, but this is more fun. She's also working on her first novel in her spare time.