American Koko is back on the case. This week, ABC announced season two of the digital TV series is now available online.
From producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon, the short-form comedy stars Diarra Kilpatrick as Akosua Millard (aka “Koko), a specialist who “investigates and solves sticky racial situations in a post-racial America as a member of the E.A.R. Agency (Everybody’s A little bit Racist).”
Season two is now available to stream on abc.com and the ABC app.
Read more details about American Koko below:
Just in time for summer binging and to mark the historic Juneteenth anniversary, ABC is announcing three new original short-form digital comedies: Viola Davis’ and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions’ Juneteenth (the end of slavery in the U.S.) tribute “American Koko” from rising star Diarra Kilpatrick, the animated comedy “Ginger Snaps” from Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content and the off-beat “The Off Season” are live now on ABC.com and the ABC App.
The satirical comedy follows Akosua Millard (Kilpatrick), code-named “Koko,” as she investigates and solves sticky racial situations in a post-racial America as a member of the E.A.R. Agency (Everybody’s A little bit Racist). As she and her team of specialists tackle cases, she herself is trying to reconcile the trauma of her past that has led to outbursts of her Angry Black Woman syndrome. It gets in the way of her work … and, more importantly, her dating life as her latest boyfriend may be the downfall to her and the agency! Originally produced independently on Kilpatrick’s YouTube channel, Essence named “American Koko” among The 11 Web Series You Should Be Watching and the American Black Film Festival gave it the Best Web Series Award for 2015. The irreverent comedy, which solves sticky racial situations with sensitivity, vulnerability, honesty and humor, caught the eye of Viola Davis’ and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions, which signed on to produce – along with National Picture Show – a second season and a re-shoot of season 1.
What do you think? Have you seen season one of American Koko? Will you watch season two?