In the Hulu drama series Black Cake, created by Women of the Movement creator Marissa Jo Cerar, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, Ashley Thomas has been cast as the male lead. 

Black Cake, a family drama wrapped in a murder mystery with a wide cast of characters and a global location that spans decades, was written by Cerar based on the book by Charmaine Wilkerson. 

Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England, and Southern California are among locations where the story is set. 

Covey (Isaac), a runaway bride, vanishes into the surf off the coast of Jamaica in the late 1960s. 

A flash drive containing previously unrecorded tales of Eleanor Bennett’s voyage from the Caribbean to America is left to her two estranged children.

Eleanor tells these stories, shocking her children and upending everything they believed they knew about the history of their family. 

Brilliant ocean scientist Thomas’ Byron Bennett has a reputation for hard effort that has earned him a leader in his area and a well-liked social media influencer.  

This assignment forces a reunion with his estranged sister, Benny, and unearths terrifying secrets that force Byron to reevaluate everything he believed to be true about himself and his family. 

Executive producers for Black Cake include Cerar, Carla Gardini and Winfrey of Harpo Films, as well as Michael Lohmann, Brian Morewitz, and Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment. 

The following projects for Thomas include the FX limited series Great Expectations, in which he co-stars with Olivia Coleman, and the upcoming ITV limited series Ipcress File.