As “TV shows” begin to expand to different mediums and venues, the notion of a web-series is beginning to feel less restrictive for creatives. Issa Rae’s Pokémon-like evolution from Awkward Black Girl to Insecure is a perfect example. And in 2016, we saw a resurgence of Black TV that did not revolve around a large Black man wearing a dress.
As we transition into 2017, we may have another series seeking to make the jump from the web to TV. Set in Chicago and starring two women of color (I know, shocker!), Brown Girls is expected to drop early 2017. For more information, you can visit the official website for Brown Girls.
‘Brown Girls’ is an intimate story of the lives of two young women of color. Leila is a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness. Patricia is a sex-positive Black-American musician who is struggling to commit to anything: job, art and relationships. While the two women come from completely different backgrounds, their friendship is ultimately what they lean on to get through the messiness of their mid-twenties. Written by Fatimah Asghar, directed and produced by Sam Bailey, this series is presented by OpenTV.