Hulu’s latest offering, “The Other Black Girl,” is a thrilling and clever portrayal of what black women often experience in the workplace. Adapted from Zakiya Dalila Harris’s debut novel of the same name, this thought-provoking series is a darkly comedic exploration of workplace microaggressions and the complex dynamics faced by Black women in predominantly white spaces. Harris also developed the Hulu adaptation with executive produced Rashida Jones. With its captivating storyline and strong performances, “The Other Black Girl” should definitely be your latest binge.
“The Other Black Girl” centers around Nella Rogers, played by rising actress, Sinclair Daniel. Nella is a young editorial assistant at Wagner Books, a prestigious publishing company in New York City. Nella’s life takes a twist when another Black woman, Hazel-May McCall, portrayed by Ashleigh Murray, joins the company. At first, Nella is thrilled to have another Black woman in the office. However, things soon take a mysterious and unsettling turn as Hazel-May garners inexplicable favoritism and Nella becomes the victim of strange and disturbing messages.
The series skillfully navigates the complexities of office politics, subtle racism, and the pressure to conform to the corporate world’s unwritten rules. It challenges viewers to confront the uncomfortable reality that even within marginalized communities, competition and jealousy can thrive, leading to unexpected consequences.
Watch a trailer for “The Other Black Girl” below, now streaming on Hulu.