UnReal: Season 2 – Agents of SHIELD actor B.J. Britt plays bachelor

B.J. Britt of Agents of SHIELD and Being Mary Jane is set to play Darius Hill, a pro football player looking to rehab his image with some televised romance, on the second season of Lifetime’s reality-TV satire.

By featuring a black suitor on Everlasting, theBachelor-esque show-within-a-show on UnReal, the Lifetime series is going where ABC hasn’t yet dared: There has never been a black bachelor in 20 seasons, nor a black bachelorette in 11 seasons of The Bachelorette.

Speaking at the Television Critics Association’s press tour last week, the producers of UnReal underlined their interest in exploring issues of race, “the elephant in the room,” in the upcoming season.

[su_note note_color=”#e7e7e7″ radius=”2″]SOURCE: EW[/su_note]