OWN TV‘s Black Love series ignited a fire in all of us, but sadly, it was all over too soon. One of the highlights if the four-part series, was listening to Viola Davis and her producer husband, Julius Tennon speak candidly about the ups and downs of their marriage. They kept it all the way real, and we were here for it!
Well, the good news is that the pair will be working together to produces a new TV comedy, Black Don’t Crack, for ABC Studios. Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon will be teaming up with Larry Wilmore (co-creator of HBO‘s Insecure), to executive produce the show.
“Viola and I are inspired by Regina Hicks and to have Larry Wilmore EP is a dream,” said Tennon. “Seeing these three African American women who appear not to age but, to have challenges that we can all relate to and in a way, we have not seen before, will be a revelation.”
Black Don’t Crack is written and executive produced by Insecure co-executive producer Regina Hicks.
Per Deadline: “The series is named after the popular urban phrase articulating the notion that African Americans’ skin does not wrinkle and ages slower than people from other ethnicities. It centers around three former sorority sisters who lost touch after college reunite during a pivotal point in each of their lives and realize that now that they are of a certain age sometimes it’s okay to crack and no one will be there for you like your sisters.”
“I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting project and to collaborate with the crazy talented, Regina Hicks,” Wilmore said. “BDC is hilarious, heartwarming, and shines a light on women who are hiding in plain sight.”