Run the World is coming to Starz. The cable network has ordered the comedy series from Leigh Davenport and Yvette Lee Bowser, who acts as showrunner. The cast of the series includes Amber Stevens West, Andrea Bordeaux, Bresha Webb, Corbin Reid and Stephen Bishop.
Starz revealed more details about the new series in a press release. Check that out below.
Starz, a Lionsgate company, today announced it has given an eight-episode series order for Run the World. The half-hour comedy is created and written by Leigh Davenport (The Perfect Find, untitled Wendy Williams biopic) who will executive produce with showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser (Lionsgate’s Dear White People, Living Single) and Lionsgate Television, where Bowser’s SisterLee Productions is under an overall deal. Millicent Shelton (black-ish, P-Valley) directed the pilot.
Run the World is the story of a group of Black, vibrant, fiercely loyal best friends who work, live and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination. At its core, it’s an unapologetically female show about enviable friendship and not only surviving – but thriving together.
“Run the World is exactly the kind of bold, authentic, inclusive storytelling that Starz is committed to delivering to our global audience,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, President and CEO of Starz. “We feel as though we have captured lightning in a bottle with the energy and chemistry of this cast and their portrayal of these distinct characters in this modern-day view of four female friends in New York City and we look forward to bringing the series to the platform.”
What do you think? Will you check out Run the World on Starz?