Monday, May 8, 2023

Amazon Reveals Premiere Date for New Comedy 'I'm a Virgo' Starring Jharrel Jerome

Amazon has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original comedy series I'm a Virgo starring Jharrel Jerome.

All 7 episodes of the first season will be available on Friday, June 23.

The darkly comedic fantastical coming-of-age joyride centers on Cootie (Jerome), a 13-foot-tall young Black man in Oakland, California. Having grown up hidden away, passing time on a diet of comic books and TV shows, he escapes to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world. He forms friendships, finds love, navigates awkward situations, and encounters his idol, the real-life superhero named The Hero. The series is a mythical odyssey that questions the purpose of the mythical odyssey.

In addition to Jerome, the comedy stars Brett Gray, Kara Young, Allius Barnes, Olivia Washington, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo and Walton Goggins.

Boots Riley created, written and directed the series. He serves as co-showrunner alongside Tze Chun. They executive produce with Jerome, Michael Ellenberg, Lindsey Springer and Rebecca Rivo. Amazon Studios and Media Res Studios produce.