Khandi Alexander Joins Kylie Bunbury in ABC’s ‘Get Christie Love’ Reboot

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Khandi Alexander Joins Kylie Bunbury in ABC’s ‘Get Christie Love’ Reboot
Posted by Wilson Morales

March 6, 2018

Source: Deadline

Deadline is reporting that actress Khandi Alexander (The Corner, Treme, Scandal) is joining Kylie Bunbury (Pitch) in ABC’s pilot on Get Christie Love, a reboot based on the 1974 blaxploitation TV movie and short-lived series of the same name, which centered around an undercover black woman detective who is set to overthrow a drug ring. It is a co-production between Lionsgate and Universal Televisions.

‘Power’ Creator Courtney Kemp will be the showrunner for its pilot and among the producers are Debra Martin Chase through Martin Chase Productions, and Vin Diesel and Shana C. Waterman through One Race Television. It is a co-production between Lionsgate and Universal Televisions.

Written by Kemp, the reboot is “an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love, an African American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love — unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.”

Alexander will play Sarah, an intelligence agent and the head of the unit Christie works in. “She was a badass back in her day and can summon those skills again when need be.” The cast also includes Julia Kelly (In the Vault), Camille Guaty (Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) and Thomas Cocquerel (Table 19).

The original GET CHRISTIE LOVE!, which premiered on ABC on January 22, 1974, was the first one-hour drama to star an African American female (Teresa Graves) in the leading role. A few years after Get Christie Love, she retired from acting to devote her time to Jehovah’s Witness. She died in a 2002 house fire.

Khandi Alexander is known for her roles in TremeCSI: Miami and Olivia’s mother Maya in ABC’s Scandal, for which she received an Emmy nomination. She’ll be seen next in the upcoming HBO film Fahrenheit 451 with Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon.


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