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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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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Black Don’t Crack

Status:  Pre-Production Genre:  Comedy Director:  Kelly Park Studio(s):  JuVee Production, ABC Signature Cast:  Tisha Campbell, Essence Atkins, Sherri Shepherd, Tahj Mowry, Beth Grant, Isaiah Mustafa Details:  Essence Atkins and Tisha Campbell are set as the two remaining leads opposite Sherri Shepherd, Tahj Mowry, Beth Grant and Isaiah Mustafa as series regulars in the pilot from…

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Easy Rawlins TV Series

Status:  Announced Genre:  Drama Director:  Sylvain White (first episode) Studio(s):   Amblin Television Cast:  TBA Details:  Easy Rawlins is getting his own TV series.  Amblin Television is teaming with author Walter Mosley to bring the beloved character from his best-selling gritty detective book series to the screen.  A network/streaming service is not yet attached. Mosley has…

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