Exclusive: Brooke Smith
(Bombshell), Anika Noni Rose
, P.J. Byrne
), Malcolm Mays (Snowfall
), Jeremiah Birkett
and Sophie Guest
(The Good Nanny) are set to recur opposite Deborah Ayorinde
and Ashley Thomas
’s Them (fka Them: Covenant
), the first season of the anthology horror series from executive producer Lena Waithe
and writer and executive producer Little Marvin. The project, from Vertigo Entertainment
and Sony Pictures TV, has a two-season straight-to-series order.
Written by Little Marvin, the 1953-set Them centers on Alfred and Lucky Emory (Ayorinde and Thomas), who decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. The family’s home on a tree-lined, seemingly idyllic street becomes ground zero where malevolent forces both real and supernatural threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.
Smith will play Helen Koistra, the realtor who moves the Emory family into their