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RISING THEATRE ACTOR TAKES PRINCIPAL ROLE IN ACTION COMEDY, "BLACK SHERO".


Law Enforcement Agent by day and thespian by night, 28 year old Dylan Ragland is no stranger to hard work and hectic schedules. With bright eyes and a charismatic personality, Ragland is known for bringing his vibrant and energetic personality to every endeavor he tackles. It is with his unique personality that Ragland has landed a lead role on the upcoming DemiTv Action Comedy-Drama, Black Shero.


Executives at DemiTv anticipate the action-packed Black Shero will be one of the defining original shows for the new DemiTv that will also offer syndicated content from BET, NBC, ABC, and more. “The concept of Black Shero first originated 2-3 years ago. It was my initial plan to offer Black Shero to the DemiTv viewers. But after I had no luck on casting, I pitched the script to Netflix. They had purchased another script from me in 2019, but they didn’t bite with Black Shero. However, a few months into production on DemiTv, Netflix finally made an offer. I turned it down because I’m in a different space professionally and spiritually. I didn’t want to put this show in the hands of someone else. It was a process to find the perfect duo to portray best friends Rickey & Tammy, but I think we mastered it,” says DemiTv President of Programming, Demetrius Malone.


Black Shero follows the life of Tammy Townsend (Dionne Reeves Grubbs), a 40-year-old single mother in Huntsville, Alabama. After a lifetime of unfortunate events, the show begins on the heels of Tammy’s divorce, depression, and vicious court battle for custody of her children. Then enters Rickey.

Rickey is Tammy’s lifelong wise-cracking, flamboyant, and sarcastic best friend. When Rickey convinces Tammy to get out of the house for a costume party, the games begin. On the walk home from the party, Rickey is attacked by a group of drunks shouting homophobic insults at Rickey. While in costume as a superhero, it is that moment when Tammy finally snaps. She brutally fights off the attackers. Unbeknownst that the fight was caught on camera, the next morning Tammy and Rickey awaken to mania following news reports of a full-figured superhero the internet has now dubbed, Black Shero. Rickey and Tammy get the bright idea to monetize the instant stardom of Black Shero by staging fake fights. However, after receiving the wrong coordinates for their staged fight, Black Shero accidentally stops a culvert criminal act, leaving her the arch-enemy of a deadly organization behind a massive conspiracy.

“Dylan first walked into my office over 3 years ago. He had great theatre experience, but I knew he could perform on screen as well. He shared his dreams and ambitions with me. To my surprise, I knew much of his family. We were both from the same area. He had even seen productions of mine 15 years prior. The more I spoke with him, the more I knew that I wanted him on Black Shero. Originally, he was cast in a different role. However, now Dylan is our Rickey!! I couldn’t be more thrilled”, says Malone. “Dylan is a walking party in real life, and I can wholeheartedly say he earned this role with many years of experience.”


You’ve been cast as one of the principal characters of Black Shero. What can you tell us about your character and what do you like most about Rickey?

RAGLAND: Rickey has a Ph.D. in Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, but what I love most about Ricky is that he is a vibrant person, who pretty much will say what’s on his mind. He is spicy with a sharp tongue, but he is also very intelligent. He reminds me a lot of myself.

The show is expected to be graphic, intense, and definitely not a show for the kiddos. How are you feeling about being a part of a show that is expected to be so bold and daring?

RAGLAND: I love being bold, My life consists of being bold and striving for everything that I can. This show is going to open so many doors for African Americans so being bold is the best way to go!!

What has your experience of working with Demetrius and DemiTv been like?

RAGLAND: My Experience has been the best! Very professional is the main thing that I love!

Black Shero will have comedy, drama, action, and more…What was your initial reaction when you began to read the scripts.


RAGLAND: The comedy has been spot on! I’ve laughed but also slipped tears because of the things that the main lead encounters. This is going to be a show that the adult audiences are going to love!!

After 8 years of airing it's original content on DemiTv online and the CW television network, DemiTv nears its massive relaunch. Black Shero will premiere as a part of the early 2022 relaunch of DemiTv.


Viewers will be able to watch DemiTv on Apple Tv, Roku, FireTv, Android Tv, Google Tv, not to mention Android and Apple Devices, and even in their online browser.







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