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Yaya DaCosta to Star in New NBC Spin-off Series ‘Chicago Med’

Yaya DaCosta to Star in New NBC Spin-off Series 'Chicago Med'

Yaya DaCosta,
who was last seen starring in Lifetime Network’s Whitney Houston bio-pic, directed
by Angela Bassett, has confirmed that she will be headlining the cast of “Chicago
Med,” which will be a spin-off of the current NBC drama, “Chicago Fire,” according to Deadline here.

The plan is
for DaCosta and the other cast members to be introduced in
episode 19 of the current season of “Chicago Fire,” with the “Chicago Med” series to
premiere at a later date.

According to
the premise, DaCosta will play “the role of Maggie Seaver, an attractive nurse
who begins dating Chicago Fire’s Kelly (played by Taylor Kinney), whom she has
known since high school.”

Reportedly, since the Houston role, DaCosta “has been sought for pilots,” and with the success
of TV shows such as “Empire,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Scandal,” there has been a strong interest in talent of color, by broadcast networks.

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