The Wonder Years

Status:  Pre-Production Genre:  Comedy Director:  Fred Savage Studio(s):  Lee Daniels Entertainment, American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Cast:  Don Cheadle, Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Milan Ray, Laura Kariuki, Elisha Williams, Amari O’Neil, Julian Lerner. Details:  The Wonder Years is getting the reboot treatment at ABC.  The upcoming series, which received a pilot order from the network, will star…

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Shirley

Status:  Announced Genre:  Biography Director:  John Ridley Studio(s):  Participant, Royal Ties Productions Cast:  Regina King (Shirley Chisholm) Details:  Regina King is set to star in and produce Shirley, the feature film biopic about Shirley Chisholm, America’s first Black congresswoman.  The film, produced by Participant, will be written and directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Ridley, with production…

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The Kings of Napa

Status:  Announced Genre:  Drama Director:  Matthew A. Cherry (first two episodes) Studio(s):  Warner Bros. Television, Harpo Films Cast:  Ebonee Noel, Karen LeBlanc, Yaani King Mondschein, Rance Nix. Story:  The Kings of Napa is an upcoming drama from Janine Sherman Barrois for the Oprah Winfrey Network. The series is centered on the power struggle between the…

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All The Queen’s Men

Status:  Filming Genre:  Drama Director:  Steve Shill Studio(s):  Pitch Black Development, LLC, BET+ Story:   All the Queen’s Men is a drama series being developed by Tyler Perry Studios for the BET+ streaming service.  The series is based on the book Ladies Night and centers around the life of Marilyn ‘Madam’ DeVille. Madam is a fierce businesswoman…

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The Porter

Status:  Pre-Production Genre:  Drama Directors:  Charles Officer, R.T. Thorne Studio(s):  Inferno Pictures, Sphere Media’s Sienna Films Cast:  Aml Ameen, Ronnie Rowe, Jr., Mouna Traoré Details:  CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, and BET+ are collaborating on The Porter (working title), an original drama series about a group of railway workers who unite to form the world’s first…

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Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Status:  Pre-Production Genre:  Biography Director:  Stephen Williams Studio(s):  Fox Searchlight Pictures Cast:  Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges) Details:  According to Deadline, Kelvin Harrison Jr. is currently in talks to play the classical French musical prodigy Joseph de Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges in an upcoming film from Searchlight Pictures.  Born in 1745 in…

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