Monday, May 2, 2022

Freevee Picks Up Dramedy 'Beyond Black Beauty' Inspired by Novel of Same Name

Amazon Freevee has today given a series order to the original dramedy series Beyond Black Beauty inspired by the novel of the same name.

The coming-of-age dramedy will follow Jolie Dumont, an equestrian with Olympic aspirations whose journey is suddenly halted when her mother, Janelle, moves them from their posh Belgium life to Janelle's childhood home in Baltimore. Jolie struggles to find roots, but as she bonds with an equally spirited horse named Black Beauty, she learns to embrace the family's ranch, where Black cowboys have been entrenched in their DNA for more than a century. In this multigenerational tale of adversity, humility and love, Jolie finally discovers the value of family and home.

Pilar Golden, Leif and Agnes Bristow, J.J. Johnson and Carla de Jong will executive produce. Amazon Studios, Sinking Ship Entertainment and Leif Films will produce.