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Marsha Stephanie Blake Joins Peacock Limited Series ‘Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Marsha Stephanie Blake has joined the cast of the upcoming Peacock limited series “Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Blake joins previously announced series lead Kevin Hart in the show, along with fellow cast members Taraji P. Henson, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard, Don Cheadle, and Dexter Darden.

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The series is based on the podcast “Fight Night,” which was produced by Will Packer along with iHeartPodcasts and Doghouse Pictures. It will be set in Atlanta in 1970. The official description states that it will tell “the infamous story of how an armed robbery during the night of Muhammad Ali’s (Darden) historic 1970 comeback fight changed not only one man’s life, but an entire city’s destiny.”

Blake will star as Delores Hudson, described as “JD’s (Cheadle) wife and a social worker fighting for her community.”

Blake received an Emmy nomination for her role in the Netflix limited series “When They See Us.” Her other recent TV credits include “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” alongside Jackson, “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Random Acts of Flyness,” and “Wilderness.” Her film credits include “The Laundromat,” “See You Yesterday,” and “Luce.”

She is repped by Gersh, Anonymous Content, Goodman Genow, and Narrative.

Shaye Ogbonna serves as creator of “Fight Night,” and showruns alongside Jason Horwitch. Both executive produce alongside Hart, Bryan Smiley and Mike Stein for Hartbeat; Packer and Sabrina Wind for Will Packer Media; Conal Byrne and Carrie Lieberman for iHeartPodcasts; and Jeff Keating of Doghouse Pictures LLC and Lars Jacobson. Also executive producing is Craig Brewer, who will direct the first two and last two episodes. Tiffany Brown, Erika Johnson, and Kenny Burns co-executive produce. UTV serves as the studio.

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