Congrats goes out to my buddy Demetria McKinney. The music star of Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners has landed a role on the new Freeform series, Motherland.
Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, Motherland follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment at Fort Salem. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world — but with supernatural tactics and weapons.
McKinney will star as Anacostia, an articulate, tough, wryly humorous staff sergeant whose chief concern is keeping the young recruits alive through basic training.
Motherland also stars Taylor Hickson, Amalia Holm, Kelcey Mawema and Jessica Sutton.
The hour-long series comes from CLAWS creator Eliot Laurence and is produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick. The pilot is directed by Steven A. Adelson.