The classic film from 1999 The wood is being developed into a pilot for Showtime. diversity Vince Staples is reportedly set to star in the series.
Joining Staples in the cast are Xavier Mills, Karen Obilom, Melvin Gregg and Essence Renae. The series brings back Richard T. Jones and Tamala Jones for their roles of Slim and Tanya.
The pilot is directed and executive produced by Rick Famuyiwa, who also wrote and directed the film. according to showtime, The wood will take an honest look at friendship and dating from the perspective of three young black men who were born and raised in Inglewood, the LA suburb. The trio’s struggles to balance fatherhood, ambition and loyalty force them to question whether they are growing apart or growing closer.
On the show, Staples will play Jamal, an aspiring photographer from Ladera Heights who chooses to skip college in Morehouse, resulting in him being cut off from his upper-class family.
Find out more about the pilot here.