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The Grand Crew Cast Talks Dispelling Racial Stereotypes on The More You Know

Echo Kellum, Justin Cunningham, Nicole Byer and other actors from the show had a nuanced discussion about the topic. 

The legendary NBC public service campaign The More You Know has been revived with a new lengthened format for Peacock. The purpose of the series is to create thought-provoking conversations about today’s significant social issues. It will feature celebrity guests who advocate for progress in important subjects such as mental health, education, racial equity, and more.  

Recently, the cast of Grand Crew sat down with each other to discuss their show on The More You Know. There, they touched on how Grand Crew is progressive and influential in its storytelling. 

“[On the show] I get to dive into something that gets to open me up, and open up the perspective of people of color,” explained Justin Cunningham, who plays Wyatt. 

Echo Kellum, who plays Noah, added, “Dispelling stereotypes, especially through media, Hollywood, it's important because it actually affects change, and how people view people. People only grasp on what they know about them, so I think it's so important for Hollywood and people that tell stories to showcase different perspectives and complexities of different types of people." 

“It is interesting how much entertainment does influence people’s thoughts and actions,” added Nicole Byer, who plays Nicky on Grand Crew.

The cast also praised the show’s writing for making the characters nuanced and relatable. “It's so good just to see these are just people who hang out. Just existing,” said Carl Tart, who plays Sherm.

To see these characters enjoy some wine and explore life together, watch Grand Crew on Peacock and on NBC.  

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