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Posts Tagged ‘black series’

HBO Orders Specials Based on ‘2 Dope Queens’ Podcast

The four hourlong specials from Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson will debut in 2018. Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson’s 2 Dope Queens podcast is getting the small-screen treatment. HBO has ordered four hourlong specials based on the podcast set to debut in 2018, it was announced Thursday. “Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson prove you can…

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OWN Orders Relationship Dramedy Series From Mara Brock Akil & Salim Akil

Oprah Winfrey has recruited The Game and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil and her husband, writer-director Salim Akil, for a new series on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Created and executive produced by the Akils, the hourlong dramedy, titled Love Is ___, is set to debut in 2018. Drawing inspiration from their real-life relationship, the project tells the love story between…

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Michael Ealy Joins the Cast of ‘Being Mary Jane’

Photo bombed! #beingmaryjane #michaelealy #gabrielleunion A photo posted by Mario Van Peebles (@mario.van.peebles) on Oct 5, 2016 at 8:22pm PDT Michael Ealy has landed a role opposite Gabrielle Union in the upcoming fourth season of BET’s ‘Being Mary Jane.’ via Deadline: Created and executive produced by The Game creator Mara Brock Akil and executive produced…

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Insecure by Issa Rae is going to be a must watch this Fall

I had the opportunity to watch Insecure at the Bronze Lens Festival in Atlanta this past weekend. I hadn’t watched an Issa Rae project in quite some time and most would know her from getting recognition through her web series. A triumph story of an everyday girl who was independent and is now taking on…

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