Onyx Collective Orders Comedy Collection with Kerry Washington – WORLD SCREEN


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Onyx Collective Orders Comedy Collection with Kerry Washington – WORLD SCREEN

Disney’s Onyx Collective has picked up Unprisoned as its first scripted comedy, starring and govt produced by Kerry Washington (Little Fires All over the place, Scandal).

From creator Tracy McMillan (Mad Males, Runaways), the half-hour comedy follows a wedding and household therapist whose life is turned right-side-up when her father is launched from jail and strikes in along with her and her teenage son.

The eight-episode sequence is produced by ABC Signature and will probably be streamed solely on Hulu within the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all different territories.

Washington govt produces together with Pilar Savone via their Simpson Avenue manufacturing firm. Showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser (Dwelling Single, Expensive White Folks, Run the World), McMillan, Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Jen Braeden (Love, Victor) and Nameless Content material’s Pleasure Gorman Wettels (13 Causes Why) additionally govt produce.

“From the second we learn the script for Unprisoned, we needed this contemporary, humorous sequence for Onyx,” mentioned Tara Duncan, president of Onyx Collective and Freeform. “Tracy tells the story of an endearing however difficult father-daughter relationship with the guts and humor of somebody who has lived this all-too-common expertise. We’re thrilled to proceed our inventive collaboration with Kerry Washington and the groups at Simpson Avenue and ABC Signature.”

Washington mentioned, “From the second Tracy McMillan introduced this mission to Simpson Avenue, we knew that it had the potential to be provocative, groundbreaking and life-affirming. I like this present. I like these characters and the tales that they encourage. And I’m extraordinarily excited to be working, as soon as once more, with each Onyx Collective and ABC Signature and honored to be collaborating with this gifted group of inventive companions.”

McMillan added, “This isn’t simply my story—it’s the story of tens of millions of individuals coping with the results of mass incarceration on their households, hearts, minds and our bodies. And as writers, we needed to return to those flawed however tremendous lovable characters from the place of empathy, humor and soul that they deserve.”


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