Kassandra Lee Diaz to Star in Hulu’s Comedy Pilot “1266”

Kassandra Lee Diaz is phoning it in…

The Cuban, Puerto Rican and Dominican American actress will star in the Hulu comedy pilot 1266.

Kassandra Lee DiazDiaz will star as a lead opposite Gabourey Sidibe, Karim Diané and Kristin Dodson in the pilot from 20th Television.

1266 follows Gabby Brixton (Sidibe), who’s living with her mom and making half-hearted attempts to become a singer/model and overnight millionaire. When she’s fired from her job, she stumbles upon the gig of a lifetime ― phone sex. What initially seems like a quick way to make money turns into a life-changing experience when she meets the women who become her chosen family and learns how powerful, profitable and prolific her voice can be.

Diaz will play Fi, an Afro-Latina queer 20-something, who doesn’t suffer fools and loves lavishing designer threads on her girlfriends. Cynical, mysterious and introverted, she’s a quiet yet fiery woman who keeps her cards close to the chest.

Additionally, Anna Maria Horsford, Tisha Campbell and Judy Reyes (Claws) will recur if the pilot is picked up to series.

The series is inspired by the true-life story of Sidibe, who is executive producing with Thembi Banks, Steven Canals and Julie Bean. Banks and Bean will be co-showrunners. Banks is writing the teleplay and directing the pilot.

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