Regina King will soon be teaming up with morning show host Robin Roberts for a new ABC drama that will surely pull at your heartstrings!
The actress/ director and Good Morning America anchor will co-executive produce the series exploring the lives of the Holmes sisters, five African-American women who are all officers in the NYPD. The show will examine the challenges of their high-risk jobs while juggling the responsibilities of marriage and family, according to Deadline.
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Writers and executive producers include Pam Veasey, Robin Roberts’ Rock’n Robin Productions, and Regina King’s Royal Ties.
King currently stars in Netflix drama Seven Seconds, an original crime anthology series.
“God didn’t run my son down in the street and leave him to die. A MYAN did that!” Word. SEVEN SECONDS Premise: In an instant, life is forever changed for Brenton Butler and his family. After a white cop accidentally hits and critically injures a black teenager, a Northeastern City explodes with racial tensions, an attempted cover-up and its aftermath, and the trial of the century. Commentary: I used to scoff at artists who say things like film or music shapes the way people think and changes the world. I thought it was such self-important bullshit. But recent I watched the pilot for ‘Black Lightning’ and took a mental note of my anger at the actions of those scummy white policemen. Seeing this trailer again with the emotion it arouses, it’s dawning on me that these mediums of art do indeed influence society’s perspective as creators of content slowly and organically perpetuate a narrative of villainous cops. And I love that. Because if the justice system is ill-equipped with the virtuous fortitude to make authorities accountable by law, the artist isn’t. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword. And what socio-conscious art apparently does, is put the gun in the hand of the regular man and nudges him one shift at a time, to aim it in a direction he or she ordinarily wouldn’t. If law enforcement in America doesn’t reevaluate its policy of prejudice towards black men, and their rightful demonization via modern media continues, they will soon find themselves the very symbol of everything they’ve sworn to fight against. Seven Seconds is an upcoming original crime anthology series by Netflix. All its ten episodes premiere on February 23. Swipe through for full trailer and that OLD Youssou N’Dour song with Neneh Cherry I now can’t shake out of my head. You guys know it? #sevenseconds #netflix #netflixshows #reginaking #clarehopeashitey #russellhornsby #beauknapp #michaelmosley #davidlyons #raulcastillo #zackarymomoh #nadiaalexander #coleyspeaks #patrickmurney #michelleveintimilla #films #movies #trayvonmartin #instafilms #instamovies #filmmakers #directors #actors #producers #actresses #writers #veenasud #thekillings #watchuwatchin #hollywood
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.