Thursday, January 30, 2020

Starz Orders 8 Episodes of Comedy 'Run the World' Starring Amber Stevens West

Starz has today given a series order to the original comedy series Run the World starring Amber Stevens West (The Carmichael Show). The first season will produce eight episodes.

The comedy follows a group of black, vibrant, fiercely loyal best friends who work, live and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. At its core, it's an unapologetically female show about friendship and not only surviving - but thriving together.

In addition to West, the comedy stars Bresha Webb, Andrea Bordeaux, Corbin Reid and Stephen Bishop.

Leigh Davenport wrote the pilot, which was directed by Millicent Shelton. They executive produce with Yvette Lee Bowser. Lionsgate Television and SisterLee Productions produce.

"Run the World is exactly the kind of bold, authentic, inclusive storytelling that Starz is committed to delivering to our global audience," said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO, Starz. "We feel as though we have captured lightning in a bottle with the energy and chemistry of this cast and their portrayal of these distinct characters in this modern-day view of four female friends in New York City and we look forward to bringing the series to the platform."