Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Hulu Gives Series Order to Drama 'Black Cake' Created by Marissa Jo Cerar

Hulu has today given a series order to the original drama series Black Cake developed by Marissa Jo Cerar (Women of the Movement). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

Based on the upcoming novel by Charmaine Wilkerson, the series is a family drama wrapped in a murder mystery with a diverse cast of characters and a global setting. The story takes place in Jamaica, Rome, Scotland, England and Southern California.

In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband's murder. Fifty years later in California, Eleanor Bennett, a widow in her 60s, loses her battle with cancer, leaving her two estranged children a flash drive that holds previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America. These stories shock her children and challenge everything they thought they knew about their family's origin.

Cerar will executive produce with Oprah Winfrey, Carla Gardini and Aaron Kaplan. Kapital Entertainment and Harpo Films will produce.