Anika Noni Rose Shows Who’s Boss in ‘The Quad’

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BET is rolling out another scripted series this winter, and this time they’re taking it straight to the South to the campus of a HBCU. In The Quad, which will no doubt draw comparisons to A Different World, the network takes viewers inside the juicy drama, hilarious moments, and serious matters Black students face on campus.

Here’s how BET describes the series:

The Quad follows the ambitious yet secretive life of Eva, the newly elected President of Georgia A&M (an HBCU), her administration, and the entering freshman class. Our freshman are led by Zoe, Eva’s rebellious daughter, Cedric, a talented rapper on the come up, and Bojohn, who is looking to achieve victory and success as the school’s first white starting quarterback.

The staple of Georgia A&M is their prestigious marching band led by their charismatic yet ruthless leader, Art Diamond. Art’s power and influence proves a challenge to Eva but she manages to find strong allies in Ella Grace, Dean of the history department, and football coach, Eugene Hardwick.

Though the students and faculty of The Quad come from different places and face different challenges, one similarity remains—everyone is looking to make a name for themselves at Georgia A&M.

The Quad stars Anika Noni Rose, Peyton Alex Smith, Jazz Raycole, Zoe Renee, Sean Blakemore, Jasmin Guy, and Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Take a look at a sneak peek of The Quad below:

The Quad premieres Jan 31 at 10 p.m. on BET.