Currently on two of the top series in television right now—the leading Starz hit “BMF,” which is #1 on the Starz App and the Netflix top trending worldwide smash hit “Lost in Space,” which just crossed the BILLION view threshold, leading man Russell Hornsby is keeping audiences entertained on both series simultaneously.
Hornsby was also just cast as the infamous Don King in the Hulu series “Iron Mike,” which is now shooting. Up next, he also has the film CHASE opposite Gerard Butler.
Just four days after its strong Season 1 premiere, Starz ordered a second season of drama series “BMF” (aka Black Mafia Family) from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and writer/executive producer and Detroit native Randy Huggins (Star, Rebel, Power). “BMF” debuted as the No. 1 premiere on the Starz app this year and based on preliminary reporting, the episode also ranks as one of the most highly engaged series premieres ever across all platforms. The series premiered worldwide across all Starz platforms, including on Starz in the U.S. and Canada, and day and date internationally on the StarzPlay premium streaming platform across Europe, Latin America, and Japan.
Hornsby is also appearing as Grant Kelly in the final season of Netflix’s “Lost in Space,” which was a spoiler role in the series.
Hornsby has worked non-stop in Hollywood for over two decades and has recently turned in award-winning and buzzed-about performances in films including FOX 2000’s THE HATE U GIVE where he starred as the male lead opposite Amandla Stenberg and Regina Hall, played a pivotal and mysterious character in CREED II opposite Michael B. Jordan and took a turn playing the storied Lincoln Rhyme character, made famous in film by Denzel Washington, for the NBC series “Lincoln Rhyme.”