Mos Def to Star in New HBO Show

The Mighty Mos Def is headed to the small screen. The Brooklyn-bred MC/actor will be joining the cast of the upcoming HBO comedy series Enlightened, reports deadline.com.

The show, also starring Mike White and Laura Dern, is about a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening and decides to change her life. Mos will portray her boss.

This is the first full-time TV gig for the Emmy nominated actor. In the past, Def has had appearances on Dave Chappelle’s Show, The Boondocks, and House.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as more details on the show are revealed. —Elan Mancini

  • http://xxlmag.com the brown

    Yo! Mos Def be doin it!

  • Sha

    Mos Def is an excellent actor. And a true emcee also….

    But aren’t these television gigs a step back for him? After all, didn’t he have a movie with Bruce Willis? I don’t know…. Seems like the same demotion that your boy from 24 did. Only in a weaker capacity. Real talk.

  • Face Phoenix

    I am glad to hear HBO is utilizing Mos Def’s Talent. I am even more happy to hear he is not playing the token underling/co-worker but instead will be her boss. Black Actors definitely need more diverse roles on TV and this sounds promising. I really want to see more roles showcasing middle class african americans. I dig the doctor, lawyer, cop, barber roles but the black experience is so much richer and we only see glimpses of it on TV but once again congratulations to Mos Def – I hope the show is a success and most of all funny.

  • Q461

    Mos Def is a dope MC and credible actor. That joint with Bruce Willis was B movie quality at best, but he’s made shit with Kevin Bacon, Mark Wahlberg,Halle Berry, Jack Black etc…pretty impressive acting resume.

    But I wanna hear a new album. A new Blackstar record and a new solo album. Plus he’s supposed to be in a supergroup called Center Edge Territory with Jay Electronica, Curren$y and Stalley so look out for that shit.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/shasheriashirika SHA EMPERESS

    BIG UP BROOKLYN. BED-STUY STAND UP!

    MOS…YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION.

    ONE LOVE

    SHA EMPERESS
    HIP-HOP JOURNALIST

  • http://www.myspace.com/shasheriashirika SHA EMPERESS

    BIG UP BROOKLYN! BED-STUY STAND UP!

    MOS YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION!

    ONE LOVE

    SHA EMPERESS A/K/A SHA E

    HIP-HOP JOURNALIST