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Starz Officially Orders Comedy Series From ‘Living Single’ Creator Yvette Lee Bowser

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Run the World will be executive produced and written by Leigh Davenport.

Starz has officially ordered an eight-episode series titled Run the World executive produced by Leigh Davenport alongside showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser, creator of Living Single.

According to Variety, the half-hour comedy was created and written by Davenport. Bowser is the executive producer and showrunner of Dear White People currently at Liongate Television, Millicent Shelton directed the pilot.

The scripted series will reportedly be a “story of 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 – but thriving together.”

Jeffrey Hirsch, Starz president and CEO released a statement on the upcoming series:

Run the World is exactly the kind of bold, authentic, inclusive storytelling that Starz is committed to delivering to our global audience. 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.”

The cast includes Amber Stevens West as Whitney, Andrea Bordeaux as Ella, Bresha Webb as Renee, Corbin Reid Sondi and Stephen Bishop as Matthew.

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she covers culture, music, and fashion. You can see what's on her mind on Twitter at @robyn_mowatt.

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