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Actress Taja V. Simpson Stars in Mob TV Pilot Alongside Icons of Mob Thrillers

Fans are in for a real treat as Black Entertainment Television (BET) star African American Actress Taja V. Simpson stars in a Mob TV Pilot alongside iconic veterans from the top mob films such as "Goodfellas" and "Casino.

"Scarlett” is a TV pilot mob drama that diverges from stereotypical mob stories beginning with Taja V. Simpson, an African American actress, as the lead character in an Sicilian Mob story. She is joined by a powerful cast including Tom Sizemore, Bob Gunton, Jay Tavare, LisaRaye McCoy, Patrick Warburton, Mike Starr, Ed Asner, Al Sapienza, Danny Fehsenfeld, Lorenzo Antonucci, Sean Riggs, Simon Haycock, Joe Cortese, and Gil Darnell.

The plot summary tells a story of Angelina Ellington, a black investigative reporter who despises the mob. She stumbles upon a dead body that leads her through a labyrinth of tunnels that ultimately end face to face with one of the largest Sicilian families in the East Coast. Scarlett is not your typical mob tale. While classics like Goodfellas & Casino are timeless, there’s more to the story than getting “whacked.” Family, loyalty, and honor prevail in this refreshing, diverse new perspective of the complex underworld that is the Sicilian mafia. Scarlett TV pilot is an original story created by Suzanne Sweeney, Massimiliano Trevis ,and Andrea Miraglia, inspired by Suzanne’s book (Scarlett and the Mobster), Massimiliano’s real life experiences growing up around the Mafia in Sicily and produced by Andrea. This first time independent team of Executive Producers miraculously put together a project everyone believed to be a great story that deserved a chance to be told. The pilot started filming this month in Los Angeles.

A shout out from Taja V. Simpson: "I can't wait for you guys to see this one! I was fortunate to work with some of the greats. I mean just look at these images". #EdAsner #BobGunton #BrianDoyleMurray #Mikestar


Simpson was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She graduated from LaGrange High School and later received a degree in Mass Communications from McNeese State University. After moving to Los Angeles, she began her career appearing in episodes of television shows including Greek, NCIS: Los Angeles and Grey's Anatomy. From 2012 to 2014, Simpson had a recurring role as Adele in the CBS daytime soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. At that time, Simpson also appeared in a number of independent movies, and in 2017 starred in the horror-comedy film Boo 2! A Madea Halloween directed by Tyler Perry. In 2019, she played a leading role and produced the independent romantic comedy film My Online Valentine.

In 2019, Simpson began starring in the BET prime time soap opera, The Oval created by Tyler Perry. Her other television credits include NCIS, Tales, Lethal Weapon, and a recurring roles in the Urban Movie Channel soap opera A House Divided and The CW sports drama All American.

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