Diggy Simmons has landed his own Entourage-like pilot on BET. The former reality star is set to star in a two-hour original comedy, which is currently untitled.
BET ordered and green lights the show, where Daniel Dwayne Simmons will play the main character named Blake, and husband and wife duo Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil will direct. The directing team is behind BET’s hit comedy The Game and upcoming original pilot Being Mary Jane, which is set to premiere next year starring Gabrielle Union.
The Untitled Diggy Simmons Project, described as an Entourage-like film, is based on Diggy’s life as a blogger as he makes his way to the top.
The film will also star Allen Maldonado as Manny, who plays Blake’s best friend. Eddie Murphy’s daughter up-and-coming actress daughter Bria, will also be in the movie as Manny’s girlfriend Nia. Teyana Taylor will play Tiana, who is Manny’s twin sister.
Executive producing the movie with along with that Akils’ are Kenya Baris, Chris Lighty, Laurie Dobbins, and James Dubose. Simmons and Kevin Liles are co-executive producing. The film will start shooting in October.