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TV SCOOP: Essence Atkins Cast As Female Lead In Marlon Wayans’ New NBC Pilot ‘Marlon’

Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans will reunite once again as co-parenting exes in the pilot for his NBC comedy, “Marlon.” Get the scoop.

Essence Atkins Cast As Marlon Wayans’ Wife In New NBC Pilot “Marlon”

Essence Atkins and Marlon Wayans will reunite once again as co-parenting exes in the pilot for his NBC comedy, “Marlon.”

The actress, who celebrated her birthday on Sunday (Feb 7), has been cast as the female lead in the new series.

Here’s the scoop via Deadline:

Loosely inspired by Wayans’ life, Marlon centers on Marlon (Wayans), an inappropriate, but loving father who is committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife Angie (Atkins). Angie is a type-A interior designer by trade and something of a control freak who did one reckless and spontaneous thing in her life: fell in love with Marlon.

This marks a reteaming of Wayans and Atkins who also star as a couple in Wayans’ A Haunted House horror comedy feature franchise. Atkins previously co-starred on the TBS multi-camera comedy series Are We There Yet? and on the syndicated sitcom Mr. Box Office. She also toplines TV One’s Girlfriend’s Getaway TV movie franchise.

Marlon is very excited to be working with Essence again. He took to his Instagram page to extend a warm congrats!



Congratulations to Essence and Marlon on the new show.

I look forward to checking it out.


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