The actor will continue to appear in the network's medical drama 'The Resident,' which is expected to return next season.
By Lesley Goldberg
Morris Chestnut will pull double duty for Fox next season.
The actor has been cast as the male lead in the network’s upcoming Lee Daniels drama Our Kind of People. Chestnut, who has also been a regular on Fox’s The Resident, will continue to recur on the medical drama as the series is expected to garner a fifth season renewal later Monday.
Fox’s first new pickup for the 2021-22 season, Our Kind of People was ordered straight to series in March following a years-long development process. The drama from Daniels (Empire) and Karin Gist (Star) is inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book, Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class. The Martha’s Vineyard-set drama follows single mom Angela Vaughn (Chicago Med’s Yaya DaCosta) as she sets out to reclaim her family’s name and make an impact with her revolutionary haircare line that highlights the innate, natural beauty of black women. But she soon discovers a dark secret about her mother’s past that will turn her world upside-down and shake up this community forever.