Greg Doherty/Getty ImagesMara Brock Akil — the creator behind critically acclaimed shows such as Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, and The Game — is bringing more Black magic to Netflix.  Deadline reports the streaming service has signed a multi-year agreement with Akil to produce new original content.  “It is a dream to partner with the force of Netflix, for we have the same goals—telling human […]

Jim Spellman/WireImageAhead of Sunday’s season finale of P-Valley, series creator Katori Hall is sharing why she used the show’s unique Southern slang to pay homage to her Black culture. “I am very much always honoring my Southern roots. I’m always honoring my Blackness,” Hall, a Memphis native, tells ABC Audio. “And so I know we are so innovative when it […]

ABC/Craig SjodinIn TIME magazine’s special cover project, “The New American Revolution,” curated by Pharrell Williams, actress Yara Shahidi went back and forth with the remarkable Angela Davis about youth activism and dismantling white supremacy. “One of the strategies of white supremacy is to take away the potential of the Black imaginary,” Yara says. “We’re in a moment right now of world-building—in which it’s time to build a […]

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Courtesy of StarzKatori Hall had a specific vision in mind when she created her new Starz series P-Valley: to show the world through the eyes of women. However, to do that, Hall says she needed to make sure those behind the camera knew the importance of the “female gaze.” “When I first started interviewing people, I would ask, […]

Courtesy of StarzKatori Hall is taking viewers on a trip down deep in the Mississippi Delta with her new sultry Starz series, P-Valley. Hall, who serves as writer, creator and showrunner, tells ABC Audio that the strip club-inspired drama offers more than the stereotypical narrative on pole dancers. “It was really about using reality and using a […]

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