Starz is creating a romantic drama to be executive-produced by acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Lauren Ridloff (The Strolling Useless) and Joshua Jackson (Dr. Demise).
If ordered to collection, it is going to be for 3 seasons, 18 complete half-hour episodes.
Ridloff and Jackson, who beforehand starred reverse one another in Broadway’s Youngsters of a Lesser God, can even star within the collection, whereas Paul Garnes (Queen Sugar, Colin in Black & White) is one other EP.
With Kat Candler (Queen Sugar) serving as showrunner and writing the primary episode, the untitled collection follows two polar opposites who develop into intertwined in a love affair that turns their worlds – and people of everybody round them – the wrong way up.
“One particular person is bold, whereas the opposite is stressed. One is able to commit, whereas the opposite debates the deserves of relationships,” says the synopsis. “One is Black and one is white. One is deaf and one isn’t. Although wildly completely different, the 2 are emotionally and bodily drawn to one another regardless of private expectations and public assumptions. Their attraction passionately disrupts notions of race, gender, class, bodily potential, and normative tradition, elevating to real love that surpasses distinction.”
Showing on Thursday on the firm’s inaugural #TakeTheLead Summit, Starz authentic programming chief Kathryn Busby stated, “There’s nothing like this collection on TV and we’re thrilled to be in growth with Ava, a trailblazer and unparalleled champion of variety,” “Lauren is a real inspiration and along with Joshua, a superb veteran actor, they are going to convey their unimaginable skills to this undertaking – each in entrance of and behind the digicam. This collection exemplifies our #TakeTheLead mission, and we couldn’t be prouder.”