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Sean Blakemore Books BET's Black College Soap Pilot, 'The Yard'

Sean Blakemore

Sean Blakemore

Don't expect nearsighted hit man Shawn Butler to get sprung from the joint anytime soon on General Hospital.  Sean Blakemore is part of the all-star cast of Felicia D. Henderson's (Soul Food: The Series, Moesha, Gossip Girl) upcoming college drama pilot, The Yard

The series centers on Dr. Eva Fletcher (The Good Wife's Anika Noni Rose), the first female president of fictional Georgia A&M University, a HBCU (Historically Black College and University) on the verge of bankruptcy.

Blakemore will appear alongside Peyton Alex Smith, Reuben Santiago-Hudson, Jazz Raycole and It's a Different World legend Jasmine Guy. Rob Hardy (Stomp The Yard, Think Like a Man) is directing the pilot.

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Henderson released a statement to JET about the project. Here's an excerpt:

“I’d been thinking about creating a series that would allow me to explore the world of a woman entering a man’s world at the top of the food chain,” Henderson said in a statement sent to JET. “I’m also very interested in the issues of class, race, and gender within the Black community. [The Yard] was an opportunity to explore all of that.”