Monday, January 1, 2018

OWN - Upcoming Shows and Pilots

(W: Writer, D: Director, EP: Executive Producer, Co-EP: Co-Executive Producer, P: Producer, SR: Showrunner)


  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: Draws inspiration from the Akils real-life relationship to tell the love story of a modern-day power couple.
  • Cast: Michele Weaver, Will Catlett, Idara Victor, Tyrone Brown, Kadeem Hardison, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing, Lana Yang, Clarke Peters, Tammy Townsend (recurring), Loretta Devine (recurring), Tim Reid (recurring), Vanessa Bell Calloway (recurring)
  • Team: W/EP Mara Brock Akil, Salim Akil
  • Studio: Warner Horizon Television, Akil Productions
  • Premieres: 2018

  • Genre: Drama
  • Logline: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects. Haunted by the death of his closest friend, and relying on his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty, he must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. Set in South Florida at the end of the Obama administration, the drama is inspired by events in McCraney's own life and explores the precarious balance needed for the making of a man.
  • Cast:
  • Team: W/EP Tarell Alvin McCraney; EP Michael B. Jordan, Mike Kelley, Melissa Loy
  • Studio: Warner Horizon Television, Outlier Productions, Page Fright Productions
  • Premieres: 2018