‘Dear White People’s Logan Browning Set As Series Regular In Ed Brubaker’s ‘Criminal’

EXCLUSIVE: Logan Browning (Dear White People) has been cast in a series regular role in Ed Brubaker’s Prime Video series Criminal. She joins the previously announced cast of Charlie Hunnam, Adria Arjona, Richard Jenkins and Kadeem Hardison.

Criminal is an interlocking universe of crime stories based on the multi-Eisner Award-winning graphic novel series created by Brubaker and Sean Phillips.

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Browning will play Jenny, an Internal Affairs detective with a dry sense of humor and an absurdly calm demeanor. She presents as an even-tempered woman who appears to be without a care in the world. Jenny is very smart; her father was a criminal and she loves her job — which gives her the right to question, harass, terrify and imprison cops all day long. Jenny was raised with Leo (Hunnam) as her playmate/buddy/blood brother for life.

As Deadline previously revealed exclusively, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden are confirmed to direct the first four episodes. The series is executive produced by co-showrunners Brubaker and Jordan Harper, alongside Sean Phillips, Sarah Carbiener and Philipp Barnett. Legendary Television will also serve as an executive producer. The series is produced by Amazon MGM Studios.

Browning is a Georgia native who began her professional acting career at 14. After starring in her first feature film, Bratz: The Movie, she attended Vanderbilt University. Her work includes starring in Vh1’s Hit the Floor, Richard Shepard’s The Perfection and Netflix’s Dear White People. She has been nominated twice by the NAACP Image Awards for ’Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.’ Browning made her directorial debut with the short film Hey Boo, now streaming on Peacock, as a part of the Women Write Now Fellowship.

Up next, Browning is set to recur in the Prime Video series Harlem in the role of “Portia,” an edgy and beautiful woman from Ian’s (Tyler Lepley) childhood whose return to Harlem causes a stir.

She is represented by UTA, Entertainment 360 and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman.

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