Onyx Collective has boarded Candice Carty-Williams’ British drama series ‘Queenie.’
Disney Entertainment’s brand has joined Channel 4 in the UK on the show, which the British network ordered back in August 2021. Onyx Collective curates global stories from artists of color with a culturally specific point of view, which aligns with Carty-Williams’ story, Deadline reports.
Newcomer Dionne Brown has been cast in the title role as Queenie Jenkins, a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in south London, “straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither.” After a messy breakup, she seeks comfort in all the wrong places and realizes she has to face the past so she can rebuild.
Bellah will play Queenie’s childhood friend Kyazike, while Samuel Adewunmi will play Frank, Kyazike’s older cousin and Queenie’s intellectual match.
“Queenie” will air in the UK and Ireland on Channel 4 and stream exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories. Steve November’s Further South Productions is attached to produce in association with Lionsgate TV, which has international sales rights.
Filming is set to begin in late April.