Kym Whitley and Danny Garcia have been cast in recurring roles in the Amazon YA pilot “Hot Pink,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The pair joins previously announced stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nina Bloomgarden, David Iacono, Mimi Davila, Dana Donnelly, and Myra Molloy, as well as fellow recurring star David Arquette.
The show is loosely inspired by Elana K. Arnold’s book “What Girls Are Made Of.” In the book, Nina Faye was raised to believe that there is no such thing as unconditional love, meaning she will do anything for her boyfriend to prove her worthiness. But when he breaks up with her, Nina is lost and sets out to find out what the conditions of love really are.
Whitley is a comedian and actress. She is known for her roles in films like “Next Friday,” “Deliver Us from Eva,” “Black Dynamite,” and “Along Came Polly” as well as shows such as “The Boondocks,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the “Black Dynamite” animated series,” and most recently “Made For Love.”
She is repped by ICM and Untitled Entertainment.
Garcia’s past screen credits include “Divorce,” “Blindspot,” and “Mr. Mercedes.” He is next set to appear in the second season of “Betty” at HBO as well as the untitled Ray Romano film in which Romano stars opposite Laurie Metcalf.
He is repped by Headline Talent Agency and Midnight Artists Management.
Elisabeth Holm created “Hot Pink,” with Holm also executive producing. Desiree Akhavan will direct and executive produce the pilot. Rebecca Green will also executive produce along with Sue Naegle and Ali Krug for Annapurna. Amazon Studios will produce in association with Annapurna.