NBC’s Love Is a Four Letter Word has completed its casting shake-up.
The network has tapped former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett to co-star in the drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
From TV writer/playwright Diana Son, Love Is a Four Letter Word explores what happens when three diverse couples take on issues including race, sexuality and gender roles — putting modern marriage to the test.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Real Husbands of Hollywood” actress Cynthia McWilliams was originally cast as Tandi, but she ended up taking over the lead role as Julie. LeToya will also be joining co-stars Rockmond Dunbar, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, Nadine Velazquez, Monet Mazur, Lauryn Hardy, Alex Henderson and Iyanna Arrigo for the new FOX television series.
Luckett will play the role of Tandi, a happily married woman and mother, who is experiencing difficulties fulfilling her dream of having a second child. Luckett assumed the role after former lead Meta Golding exited, and Cynthia McWilliams (Real Husbands of Hollywood, who had formerly been cast as Tandi) took over the starring role of Julie, an attorney formerly married to Nick (Rockmond Dunbar) and the mother of his two children.
Colin Donnell (Arrow) co-stars as Tandi’s husband Sean and Nick’s friend. Brian Tee, Nadine Velazquez, Monet Mazur, Lauryn Hardy, Alex Henderson and Iyanna Arrigo round out the cast.
Son will pen the script and exec produce the 20th Century Fox Television and Fabrik production alongside Mikkel Bondesen, Kristen Campo and George Tillman, who will direct the pilot.